Exceptionally Rare Fr. 61c 1862 $5

    Fr. 61c $5 1862 Legal Tender PCGS Gem New 66PPQ.
    An exceptionally rare note in this state of preservation. These early Legal Tender Notes suffered a variety of maladies due to the thin paper used in their production and the exceptionally narrow margins between all of the four subjects on each sheet. The margins are far better than average and well clear of the frame line all the way around on the current example. It is no wonder that it is one of only four Fr. 61c examples to reach this grade level, with none higher. In fact, of the more than 220 of this type that PCGS has graded to date, just a single one has graded higher than 66PPQ. A simply beautiful piece, with great eye appeal, color, and embossing. It is fully equal to the similarly graded example in our January auction which realized over $14,000 on a $10,000 and up estimate.

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