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    Fr. 61b PCGS 64PPQ - Finest Graded Example at Either Service by Over 30 Points

    Fr. 61b $5 1862 Legal Tender PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ.
    A very scarce number with only sixteen examples recorded by Track & Price. That number can well be a bit deceptive because these early notes were just recently subdivided into additional varieties and without a doubt there are more 61bs waiting to be discovered. Nonetheless, it is clearly always going to be one of the scarcer numbers. PCGS has assigned a grade of 64PPQ and the PPQ was certainly well deserved as the colors are exceptional, the paper wonderfully bright, and the original embossing clearly evident.

    The Track & Price auction records indicate that no 61b grading higher than 30 has reached the auction block. We sold that PCGS 30 in January 2015 for $705. PCGS has graded seven examples of this number, with the other six all having received apparent grades. PMG has not graded an example higher than 25. For comparison, there are over 700 61a examples that have sold at auction and examples in this grade range have consistently realized about $3,000. This note, which is the highest graded piece by 34 points to have sold at public auction, should certainly bring a serious premium.
    From the James P. Myerson Collection

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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