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    Very Rare Fr. 155 $50 Legal Tender Note

    Fr. 155 $50 1880 Legal Tender PMG Very Fine 25.
    This is the initial 1880 $50 Legal Tender and one of few survivors from the 80,000 printed. Very rare, there are only nine examples listed on Track & Price. The standard face design carries forward with Benjamin Franklin engraved by Charles Burt on the left side and the spellbinding America at the right, both engaging the viewer with their stalwart expressions. This is without the red protectors (used on the 1874, 1875, and 1878 series), but is very distinctive with its large spiked brown seal. PMG notes "Minor Repairs," but they are difficult to see. The note projects a bold presence with its vivid and well-printed appearance. We catalog these infrequently, and this rarity is one of the finer notes known. Ex: our 2019 FUN sale, lot 21068; Coral Gables Collection.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.


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