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    Single Finest Known Fr. 179

    Fr. 179 $100 1880 Legal Tender PCGS New 62.
    Eleven signatures combinations were used on the Series 1880 $100 Legal Tenders. These notes were issued from 1880 to the early teens, with the Tillman-Morgan notes seen here issued in the mid 1890s when they were in office jointly from 1893 to 1897. Most of the Legal Tender denominations have high grades survivors, often seen in groups that served as vault cash for reserve requirements. The 1880 $100 is different. Despite just a few Uncirculated examples having been graded across all eleven Friedberg numbers, just four have been offered at auction. Three 64s from the Bruce-Gilfillan combo have realized $97,750 to $164,500. This piece however is the lone finest graded for the Friedberg number, with a most recent realization over three years ago at $105,750. Its appearance is no less impressive than the 64s offered at auction, with four full margins, vibrant paper and a vivid seal and serial numbers. No matter how you evaluate the rarity, by type or number, this piece is easily a six figure note and worthy of the finest collections of type notes.
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