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    Rare and Distinctive $20 Fr. 314 "Diamond Back" Note

    Fr. 314 $20 1886 Silver Certificate PMG Very Fine 30.
    The 1886 $20 Silver Certificates are distinctive for their solid green "Diamond Back" design, and across the four Friedberg numbers less than 150 are known. The obscure portrait at the center is Secretary of the Treasury Daniel Manning, who died in office in 1887 and was memorialized on this series face with the same rapidity as Hendricks was depicted on the $10 1886 notes. A rarely seen Friedberg number in any grade, and the large brown treasury seal at the left makes this quite distinctive. There are less than 80 known, and there are no reported Uncirculated notes. This problem-free Very Fine is perfect for a high-grade type set and compares favorably with the Carlson Chambliss PMG Very Fine 30 example we sold in April 2018 for $9,600. Purchased in 1990, this is another one of the many excellent notes Mike bought from Dean Oakes' catalogs over the years. It will be a significant addition to the next collection it joins.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.

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    November, 2020
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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