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    Superb Gem Serial Number 3 Blue Seal Tombstone

    Fr. 302 $10 1908 Silver Certificate Superb Gem New. This beauty bears the low single-digit serial number A3. Fr. 302 is the only Blue Seal Tombstone for which single-digit examples are known. Prior to the appearance of this note, serial numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 had been reported, with the known notes jumping to five digits after the first ten. This piece fills in one of the three missing notes, and it is the lowest number to appear on the market since 1951. The number 1 note is in the ANA museum, and the number 2 note has not been seen since the November 1951 sale of the Boyd Collection by Abe Kosoff. This number 3 note may well be the lowest-number Blue Seal Tombstone that will ever become available. The note is absolutely pristine, with broad, even margins, perfect paper color, ideal centering of both sides and deep, original embossing. The number 4 note auctioned in October of 2000 for $15,400.

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    September, 2002
    20th-21st Friday-Saturday
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