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    Fr. 308 $20 1880 Silver Certificate Extremely Fine. Only eleven examples of this number are known, with only one of them in contention with this piece for the finest known. We handled this note once before in our January 1998 Auction when, well before the strong market for great notes, it realized $30,800. Jim obtained the note in an August 2003 auction for almost exactly $10,000 more. Our guess at this evening's price would be about the same incremental increase. The note carries the eye appeal of a higher grade and it is one of the few triple-signature pieces we have had the pleasure of seeing that is totally natural with no repairs or restorations. It is also the only triple-signature Twenty with the Large Brown Seal and the Large Brown roman numeral XX. It's a distinct one-number type, and this beautiful example deserves considerable bidder attention.

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    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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