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    Unique Fr. 283

    Fr. 283 $10 1878 Silver Certificate Fine. Fr. 283 is the first of the $10 Silver Certificates and this is the only known example in existence--in or out of government hands. This is one of a number of notes in this incredible collection that is not owned by the Smithsonian or any of the Federal Reserve Bank museums, where so many important notes are held forever and away from the collecting fraternity. This piece is totally natural with incredible color for the grade as well as large even margins all the way around. The hand signature of W. G. White is accomplished in deep brown ink and is bold as the day it was applied. The note is flawless for the grade save for a few miniscule pinholes. In our FUN sale last month, we sold a Fr. 284, which was one of three known examples, for $89,125. This note, while lower in grade, is three times rarer and available forever to only a single collector. Unlike most other unique Federal currency notes, this piece is a lower denomination and belongs to a heavily collected series. We would not be at all surprised to see this incredible rarity reach or exceed...

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2005
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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