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    Rare Fr. 179

    Fr. 179 $100 1880 Legal Tender PCGS Very Fine 30.
    This attractive evenly circulated example is from the famed Harry W. Bass, Jr., collection, and was sold in May, 1999 by Bowers & Merena, who described it as follows: "Perfectly centered with decent color remaining. Moderately circulated but still retaining some body, commensurate with the grade assigned. Probably just about average grade for those known; arguably insignificant considering the number of known pieces." We would now add that since this note was sold in the Bass sale more than eleven years ago, only one new Fr. 179 has been added to the census, with the number of known pieces for this Friedberg number only two dozen in all grades combined. PCGS Very Fine 30.
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