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    Spectacular Serial Number One Chief

    Fr. 275 $5 1899 Silver Certificate Choice New, Repaired. But for the rather nicely done repair of an internal cut, this is a fully Gem quality Serial Number 1 Chief. Only four Number 1 Chiefs are known: Fr. 272; this note, which has an incredible pedigree, ex. Grinnell in 1945, and ex. Jim Thompson in 1992; a circulated Fr. 276, reported by Harry Jones in 1995; and a Fr. 277, which is part of an uncut sheet permanently off the market in the ANA museum. Minus its repair, this note would be in the $50,000 class. With the repair, estimating it is a bit of a challenge. The repair is well done, but less than perfect. Properly re-repaired by the proper lady, this clean razor cut would disappear 100%. We could well be surprised and see this piece far exceed our estimate, but we'll be conservative here and use a number that will easily be reached.

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    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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