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    Well-Centered 1896 $5 Silver Certificate

    Fr. 269 $5 1896 Silver Certificate PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    A well-centered $5 Educational exhibiting four wide margins and excellent color. This design always scores high in popularity with collectors, and that maxim was reinforced as fact when it achieved a ranking of number five in Q. David Bowers and David Sundman's 100 Greatest American Currency Notes reference. Both sides of this note are almost completely filled with engravings, as the center of the face depicts "America" presenting light to the world and the back portrays Civil War heroes Generals Grant and Sheridan. The last example that we auctioned at this third party grade was another 65PPQ note, and it climbed to $14,687.50 at our April 2015 CSNS auction. We could see that price eclipsed just a few short months later as Gem and above notes command higher and higher prices.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
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