Superb Gem 68PPQ Fr. 36 With Single Digit Serial Number B5A

    Fr. 36 $1 1917 Legal Tender PCGS Superb Gem New 68PPQ.
    We last sold this spectacular note in our September 2011 Long Beach Auction, where we commented, "This is a truly extraordinary note in many aspects. It is the only single digit serial number example reported for this Friedberg number, and the only Fr. 36 graded Superb Gem New 68PPQ or its PMG equivalent by either service, with none higher. Were this a Black Eagle in 68 with margins such as those found on this example, it would a very desirable but not incredible note, but for a $1 1917 Legal to have broad and evenly balanced top and bottom margins on both the face and back is simply unheard of. Whatever the hammer price tonight, the collector who brings this trophy home will be a delighted individual when they wake up the next morning." Four years later it is now one of three Fr. 36s to have received the Superb Gem 68 grade, with none higher, but it remains every bit as exceptional as it was when the hammer fell in September 2011.

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    January, 2016
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