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    One of Ten Known for the Type

    Fr. 308 $20 1880 Silver Certificate PCGS Apparent Fine 12.
    Track & Price lists only ten examples of this Friedberg number, including this specimen. It is an important example of the very scarce 1880 Silver Certificate issue with the printed countersignature of Assistant Treasurer Thomas Hillhouse. Fr. 308 is the only 1880 Twenty Dollar Silver with the triple signatures. It is also the only triple-signature Twenty with the Large Brown Seal and the Large Brown roman numeral XX, making it a distinct one number type. A mere two examples have appeared at public sale during the last decade, with a PCGS-graded Very Fine 30 realizing $47,000 in 2013 and a non-third party example grading "Fine" fetching $24,150 earlier that same year. PCGS correctly notes some professionally done restorations on this example, but the restorations are not apparent without careful examination and the note's overall appearance is quite nice, with good color and body for the grade. If rarity and desirability are any guide here, expect bidding to easily reach and quite likely exceed...

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