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    Second Ever Reported Fr. 423a

    Holyoke, MA - $10 1875 Fr. 423a The City NB Ch. # 2430 PMG Fine 12.
    This is only the second example of this exceptionally rare Friedberg number to be reported to the collecting public. It represents a number that exists only because of title changes or the order of a new denomination by an already existing bank, the latter being the reason for this institution's Fr. 423a examples. During its first seventeen years of operation, this Hampden County charter issued only 1875 $5s until it decided to order a $10-$10-$10-$20 plate in 1896 when the Tillman-Morgan signature combination was in use. Just three banks in the entire country issued Tillman-Morgan 1875 $10s and this is just the second specimen to surface from that trio. This offering has seen its share of circulation and has a minor repair in its left margin but, otherwise is very attractive for the grade with sharp ink colors and dark pen signatures. In a 2016 auction, the other known Fr. 423a example, which was called a raw XF/AU, fetched $44,650. Now, for the desperate underbidders who are still seeking this Friedberg number, tonight's offering provides an opportunity to acquire this rare number at a substantially lower, although still expensive, price.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2019
    15th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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