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    Very Rare Fr. 17b $1 Legal Tender

    Fr. 17b $1 1862 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 30.
    An exceptional example of this downright rare Friedberg number that is the variety from Series 1 with the Type 2 Treasury Seal (with "spokes" around shield) printed directly over the left serial number. It also features the ABNCo monogram at the center-right edge and the green 1857 patent date at right. While the Friedberg reference states "1 known," Track & Price records about half a dozen pieces, although it is believed that most of those examples are actually Fr. 17 notes. Nonetheless, it remains a challenging variety that is needed for a complete set of Friedberg numbers. This offering from the Doug Murray collection is a bright, well margined note with vivid color and solid paper. In a 2010 auction, a PMG Fine 12 specimen realized $6,900. This most attractive example should easily exceed that number.
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    January, 2018
    3rd-9th Wednesday-Tuesday
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