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    Fr. 245 $2 1891 Silver Certificate Choice Extremely Fine. We first brought this note to the market in our January, 1998 sale, where it was written up: "The existence of this serial number 1 Windom note had been conjectured due to the existence of a few other low numbers, but had never been confirmed. It recently surfaced at a show in Minnesota, William Windom's home state. The note is separated from the Gem grade only by three light folds that were apparently the result of storage. It has absolutely no soiling, and it retains its full, bright colors of both papers and inks, as well as its original paper surfaces and embossing effect. This is the first Windom note to have been printed, and the only serial number 1 Windom note that exists, as the serial numbers were run straight through the signature change to Fr. 246, the only other Windom number." At that sale, it realized just over $12,000 on a $7,500 estimate. After that time, it re-auctioned, bringing $30,800 in February, 2000. On this brand new market for highly important Serial Number One notes, we would not be at all surprised to see this piece reach or exceed...

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