The Only Known Serial Number 1 Fr. 63a

    Fr. 63a $5 1863 Legal Tender Serial Number 1 Fine. Although no Serial Number 1 note can be taken lightly, it must be remembered that these 1862 and 1863 Fives returned to serial number 1 after 999,999 notes were printed, raising the possibility of the existence of multiple number-one notes. That said, this is the first serial number 1 Fr. 63a to have ever been reported. There are seven 63's, two 62's, five 61a's, a 61 and a 63b. But until the appearance of this note from the Malcolm Trask Collection, Fr. 63a's had remained unknown as number-one notes. This piece is a solid Fine, utterly problem-free for the grade and with a bold, red serial number.
    From the collection of Malcolm A. Trask.

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