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    Lovely Near-Gem Fr. 78

    Fr. 78 $5 1880 Legal Tender Very Choice New. Only about three dozen examples are known in all grades combined, and this is certainly one of the nicer ones. It's a full Gem, save for a slightly close top margin. The colors of the note are super, it has excellent paper surfaces, razor sharp printing and tons of eye appeal. These Large Brown Spiked Seal blue-serial-number notes have always been a personal favorite of this cataloger, and the marketplace seems to concur, as these always bring very strong prices at their infrequent appearances. This one was last on the market in a March 1990 sale. Our record price for a Fr. 78 is $14,300, which was set in May of 2000. Lyn sold one in February of that same year for $10,450.

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