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    PMG AU 55 Fr. 179 - Likely Second Finest Known

    Fr. 179 $100 1880 Legal Tender PMG About Uncirculated 55. Only a single Uncirculated example is known of this Friedberg number, a CGA 65, which we sold in September 2006 for $86,250. This PMG 55 is likely the second finest known. PMG has graded only three examples to date - two heavily circulated notes, and this lone 55. The note is illustrated both sides on page 120 of the Dauers' encyclopedic work. They have also used this very piece to illustrate the anti-counterfeiting warning as well as to show a blow-up of the intricacy of the central back device. This Small Red Seal Type is the final design change of the 1880 Hundreds. It is an extremely handsome piece that could easily pass for fully Uncirculated with its bright ink colors and clean paper. A highly significant type note that could easily reach...
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