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    High Grade Chief Star Rarity

    Fr. 274 $5 1899 Silver Certificate Star Note PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. This is a sharp looking star that we have sold twice before. The last time was in the weaker market of September 2001, where it brought almost $15,000. With today's market stressing the combination of rarity and high-grade, look for this delightful star to realize a much higher figure tonight. The latest Murray star census figures for this Friedberg number account for only eight stars with three of that number including this example listed at CU. We have not seen the other two uncirculated notes, but it would be hard to imagine those notes being any better than this beauty. The colors, margins, and every other possible point of interest on this piece is at the very top of the scale. The original embossing is exceptionally deep and easily seen by even the untrained eye. This is by far the finest Chief star that we have ever seen of any Friedberg number and is a true wonder note.
    From The James Paul Collection.

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    January, 2007
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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