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    Finest of Five Known

    Denver, CO- $10 Original Fr. 412 The Colorado NB Ch. # 1651
    We sold this piece back in 2008 as part of the Frederick Mayer Collection of Colorado Territorial Notes, where we described it as, "Another classic Territorial rarity from the Frederick R. Mayer holdings. It is one of only five Original Series Territorials known to exist, all of which come from Colorado Territory. Three of that number come from the Colorado National Bank, with this specimen either the finest or second finest depending upon what census you choose to believe. It was obtained in 1995 by Mr. Mayer and traces its pedigree back to the holdings of legendary collector Amon Carter, Jr. In its 1995 auction appearance, it was described as "Choice CU," a designation which, despite this note's beauty, appears somewhat optimistic to this cataloguer. Bright Extremely Fine seems a more reasonable choice, although we admit that this specimen has the look of an even higher grade piece until closely examined. Whatever its technical grade, this example, which is signed by C.B. Kountze as Cashier and Luther Kountze as President, remains a wonderful note fit for the very finest of collections." PCGS has chosen to split the difference between Choice CU and Extremely Fine, grading this piece About New 53, making it unquestionably the finest of the five known Original Series $10 examples. This note realized $63,250 five years ago, and we see no reason to expect a different realization this evening.
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    January, 2013
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