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    Unique Serial Number 1 District of Columbia Red Seal

    Washington, DC - $10 1902 Red Seal Fr. 614 NB of Washington Ch. # (E)3425
    Red Seals from the District have always been regarded as scarce, with fewer than three dozen reported from all District banks combined. The census lists only three from this institution, with the nicest grading only Fine. This newly discovered piece, however, is quite special, as it is the only serial number 1 example reported to date from any DC bank. Although the bottom margin is trimmed into the design, the note is exemplary in all other respects, displaying bright colors and enough grade to merit a PMG designation of Choice Very Fine 35. Other than Hawaii, where Red Seals remain unknown, and Utah, which is the sole state with no reported serial number 1 Red Seals, DC has remained the only state or district with not one serial number 1 Red Seal to be had. Fortunately for collectors, that drought has ended, and one fortunate soul will advance a huge step this evening toward completing the hitherto unobtainable goal of completing a serial number 1 Red Seal collection from every issuing state, territory, and district.




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