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    Explosively Colored 1869 Rainbow Sawbuck

    Fr. 96 $10 1869 Legal Tender PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ.
    As of mid March PCGS has graded 178 examples of this flashy, brilliantly colored Rainbow Ten number. Only this note and two others have reached the 67PPQ level with nothing graded higher. PMG's statistics are virtually identical. They have seen 198 Fr. 96s and they have also graded three 67s with nothing higher. While there is no way to know with certainty, experience tells us that there is an extremely strong likelihood that these six 67s do not represent six individual notes and at least some of them were crossovers in the hopes of obtaining the first 68. Whatever the case a 67PPQ Fr. 96 will always be rare and highly desirable. The note itself is magnificently centered on both sides with all of the colors that provide this note with its Rainbow nickname at their full brilliance. A serious collector looking for the highest quality type notes available should be ready to tighten his belt and keep his hand up. This note will not be a bargain tonight, but may well prove to be one going forward.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    23rd-28th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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