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    100th Million Black Eagle from R-A Block

    Fr. 236 $1 1899 Silver Certificate PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ.
    Black Eagles were printed in massive quantities. While low grade survivors are plentiful, there is a small grouping of special examples that were clearly set aside by someone in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. This is one of those notes. The serial numbering machines were designed to print up to 9 digits. Once the 99,999,999th note was printed, the 100th million note from the block was serial numbered by hand, as seen on this beautiful and important R100000000A example. The condition of these fancy serial numbered notes and the numbers surrounding them are a clear indication that they were treated specially and either sold to collectors or given to important individuals within the BEP. This note is accompanied by the R99999997A and R99999998A notes in the two preceding lots. In its last auction appearance nearly a decade ago, it realized more than $25,000. Today, it is the most difficult part to acquire when completing a solid 9 to 100 Million set, or the rollover to the T-A block, which was the next to be used. The solid 9 note is known to collectors and was last offered in 2004, topping the $10,000 mark. The paper here is boldly original as seen on the other two notes from this run, and the note also boasts solid embossing and vibrant colors. Expect a realization here this evening of...

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    August, 2014
    6th Wednesday
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