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    Unique Uncut Sheet of Single-Digit Friedberg 252 - Off the Market Since January 2001

    Fr. 252 $2 1899 Silver Certificate Complete Uncut Sheet of Four PMG About Uncirculated 55.
    When the old CAA handled this in our final sale before joining Heritage, we used the following description, "Only seven 1899 $2 sheets are known for all ten Friedberg numbers combined and this sheet is unique for Friedberg 252. It has the appearance of a Gem New sheet, but three very light folds bring the grade down to About New. Low serial numbers E5 through E8 enhance the appearance as well as the value. The sheet has beautifully bright colors, full margins and good paper surfaces." In that sale, the sheet realized just over $17,000. We have not checked the total known for all 1899 $2 sheets, but we have checked out Friedberg 252 and to our best knowledge this sheet remains unique for the Friedberg number. PMG has agreed with our 19-year old grade assessment and has assigned the AU55 grade. Sheets of large size type notes are all very rare and many have hard folds between the notes, hurting their appearance. This carries the appearance of a Gem sheet, though the assigned AU grade is fully accurate. Very few uncut sheets of Large Size Federal have reached the market in recent years and an accurate estimate is challenging. We believe we will be quite close one way or the other with our estimate of...

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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