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    Rare 1880 Fifty Dollar Silver Certificate

    Fr. 329 $50 1880 Silver Certificate Very Fine. Fewer than 30 examples of this number are known, and this is the tenth that we have handled. Several of the known pieces are in museum hands, including three in Federal Reserve Banks and one in the Smithsonian. There are no uncirculated examples known, and the majority of the pieces are quite similar to, or a little below, this one in grade. This note has only one repair, a well-disguised tear in the extra-wide left margin that does not reach the design. Good color and exceptional margins abound; three of the face margins are huge, and the bottom, while considerably smaller, is certainly adequate. The back design is perfectly centered. It's often years between auction appearances for Fr. 329's, and this handsome mid-grade example will garner quite a bit of attention.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    9th-10th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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