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    Stunning 1896 $5 Silver Certificate

    Fr. 268 $5 1896 Silver Certificate PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    While far from rare at the Gem level, there are simply never enough $5 Eds to begin to satisfy collector demand. Many of the notes that reach this level are technical "Gems" that lack eye appeal. Because of the overall design of the elaborate face engraving, inking problems were ubiquitous for this type. Many of the notes have a lifeless, muddy appearance that does not affect technical grade, but massively affects eye appeal. This note is a standout exception. The inking is virtual perfection, the paper fully bright, the margins broad, and the seal is a bright fire engine red. From the face, the note has the look of a 67 example. The back centering is slightly, but not offensively, skewed towards the top, which no doubt was the grade limiting factor. A stunningly beautiful example of what is widely acknowledged be our singularly most attractive type notes.

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    January, 2018
    3rd-9th Wednesday-Tuesday
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