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    Finest Graded Fr. 256 Star

    Fr. 256 $2 1899 Silver Certificate Star Note PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. "A spectacular example", were the first three words of our description in September of 2000, when this note was offered as a raw Gem. Its even margins, bold blue overprint, deeply printed devices and fully embossed details leave it only a point from the full Superb grade. PMG notes "Exceptional Paper Quality" as well as Face Plate 2. In October of 1916, there was a move to standardize the plate numbers on all Legal Tenders, Silver Certificates, and Gold Certificates. The result was the placement of the plate number to the right of the plate position letter. Previously on 1899 $2 Silvers it appeared under the plate position letter. Doug Murray's latest large size star note reference indicates a value of $10,000 in CU. Expect fevered bidding for this Star example, which sits alone atop the population reports as the finest graded thus far.
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    September, 2008
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