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    Fr. 359 $5 1890 Treasury Note PMG Choice Uncirculated 63. Both sides of this lovely note are photographed on page 220 of the Dauers' book, which also includes a history of General Thomas and his role in the critical Battle of Chickamauga, which took place across a period of three days in mid-September 1863. General Thomas was a competent but little-known Union officer until his stand on the third day of the battle turned the tide and made him a household name. The Dauers tell the story in part, "...He formed his troops closely, and was successful in resisting the Confederates for over six hours." The note itself is beautifully bright, with decent margins on both sides, and it displays ideal color. As with all the 1890 Treasury Notes, the back is elaborately engraved, with almost the entire paper surface covered with engine turnings, filigree and various Victorian-style decorative engraving. Only about a hundred examples of this number are known, and most are well circulated. This note is from the middle of a run of about two dozen pieces that has supplied collectors with most all of the uncirculated examples of this number. It was last on the market in a 1996 CAA sale.
    From The Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer Collection




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