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    Fr. 285a $10 1878 Silver Certificate Very Fine. From our FUN 2005 sale of the Malcolm Trask collection where it was described, "With the addition of this unlisted piece from the Trask Collection, the census for Fr. 285a's rises to eight. Of that eight, two are permanently impounded: one in the ANA museum and one in the Smithsonian. Of the remaining pieces, this is the second-highest grade; second only to the XF that has been off the market since the 1981 Memphis sale. It's only the third Fr. 285a that CAA has handled, and the first we've had since 1995. This note is very well margined and quite nicely centered on both sides. It has retained excellent color, including the bold, blue anti-counterfeiting stain across the bottom of the note. The note is problem free save for some very short closed edge splits, which are practically unnoticeable and do not enter the design. It's a solid, handsome example of an important rarity that should easily reach and likely exceed the $15,000 mark." This note has not changed since then.

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    September, 2006
    13th-15th Wednesday-Friday
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