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    Fr. 298 $10 1891 Silver Certificate PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. We were privileged to have this piece in our January 2004 FUN Signature Auction. The most informative description read, "Hugely margined all around and with its perfect original embossing plainly evident. This clean, explosively colored pristine note bears the single-digit serial number E8. Of the roughly 50 examples of this number known to exist, the vast majority of the uncirculated pieces come from the first nine notes produced. After these first nine notes, the lowest recorded serial number is well up into the five-figure range. The other single-digit notes are tightly held: two are permanently impounded and the other seven seldom reach the market. Other than the serial number 1 note, the last opportunity to purchase one publicly was when we sold this note in May of 1997. At that time, it more than doubled its $4500 estimate and ran to $9350 on the floor in a protracted bidding battle. Since we sold this note in 1997, the only other piece from this run to reach the market was the serial number 1 note which we sold in January of 2000 for $110,000. When we auctioned this piece in 1997, it had come out of a collection where it had resided since 1971. The collecting community is very lucky to have another opportunity to obtain an utterly Superb single-digit Tombstone with a wait of less than a decade."

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    September, 2006
    13th-15th Wednesday-Friday
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