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    Fresh and Original Twenty Dollar 1880 Silver

    Fr. 311 $20 1880 Silver Certificate Choice Extremely Fine. Utterly unmolested and with strictly original surfaces, this is a beautiful example of a very scarce type. It's bright, completely clean and with exceptionally broad margins. Notes of this type, particularly in this grade, have almost always suffered the ravages of amateur attempted upgrades. This note, which has been in the same collection for five decades, has blessedly escaped that fate. It's a truly stately piece, with sharp printing quality, all its original colors and no circulation soil. It has picked up a number of very light folds that can be seen only under close scrutiny, but in all other respects the note is a Gem. There are over a hundred Fr. 311's known, and fewer than a dozen are graded higher than this note. From the standpoint of eye appeal, this gorgeous piece ranks with the best of them.
    From the collection of Malcolm A. Trask.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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