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    Highest Grade Fr. 181 to be Offered in Nearly a Decade

    Fr. 181 $100 1880 Legal Tender PCGS Very Fine 35PPQ.
    This design type is spread over 11 different Friedberg numbers, with a total for all of just over 100 pieces, including those in government or institutional hands. Lincoln is seen at left and allegorical Architecture at right. The Fr. 181 is by far the most common number, with 46 examples listed in Track & Price, making it the ideal note to represent this rare type. Even that figure, however, is somewhat deceptive, as seven of that number reside in museums or other institutional or government holdings. This is the highest grade Fr. 181 to appear at auction in the last eight years, with the last comparable specimen, graded Very Fine 30, selling for $22,800 in 2018. The currently offered note is considerably nicer, grading five points higher and carrying the PPQ designation as well. While long listed in the census (as Extremely Fine), it has no prior auction record and was obtained by our consignor in a private transaction three decades ago.
    From the Coral Gables Collection, Part II


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2020
    8th-14th Wednesday-Tuesday
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