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    Stunning Clifton 1902 $10

    Clifton, AZ - $10 1902 Plain Back Fr. 633 The First NB Ch. # (P)5821
    One of the incredible Arizona rarities that we have handled more than once. In 2004, we offered it in our Central States Signature Auction and it was new to the market and described in part, "A wonderful new discovery that comes from the family of one of this bank's officers and has never been offered to the numismatic community prior to this evening's auction. It is an absolute peach of a note, fully original and utterly unmolested, and as bright and pretty as the day it was cut from the sheet. The colors are bold and the paper bright, with both contrasting perfectly with the two color signatures, one purple and the other black. Although clearly never circulated, we are going to be super-conservative here and label this beauty Choice About Uncirculated, as there are faint traces of handling along with a close bottom margin on the left side. Although several other notes from here are known, all have been ensconced in long term holdings for many years, with our records showing that this is the first offering of any kind from this one bank town since an appearance in a Hickman-Oakes sale nineteen years ago. This is far and away the finest known example from this bank, and is certain to be the best Arizona discovery of the year." While Clifton notes appear every few years, just three 1902s are known. The type alluded even Peter Huntoon, who had assembled the best Arizona National collection to ever be offered at auction. Graded PMG Choice About Unc 58 EPQ, this example ties a PCGS 58PPQ as the finest notes known from the bank, and ranks in the statewide condition census for the 1902 $10 type. A great offering that will generate as much or more interest than it did in 2004.


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    January, 2018
    3rd-9th Wednesday-Tuesday
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