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    Fr. 281 Star - The Finest of Six Known

    Fr. 281 $5 1899 Silver Certificate Star Note Choice Very Fine. While this is arguably the most common of the regular issue Series 1899 $5 Silver Certificates, it is exactly the opposite in stars, with this Friedberg number one of the most challenging to obtain. A mere six examples are known, with this the finest known of that very small group. The others are mostly low grade pieces, save for one which is listed as "Fine-Very Fine." (That "Fine-VF" note is indeed that, save for the two large pieces missing, which caused us to grade it as "Fair" the last time we sold it in 1995.) Expect the attractive and problem-free example in this lot from the Merlau holdings to easily reach and likely exceed...
    From the collection of Richard Merlau.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
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