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    Single Finest Graded 1882 $50 Brown Back

    Philadelphia, PA - $50 1882 Brown Back Fr. 510 The Fourth Street National Bank Ch. # 3557 PCGS Banknote Superb Gem Unc 68 PPQ.
    "Trophy Note" is not a term we throw around lightly. The word implies a note conferred to be the rarest, finest, or most in demand for its type. In this case, we have one of America's most incredible design types in the single finest grade known. This note sits alone atop the population reports from PCGS and PMG combined for all $50 Brown Backs nationwide. A lone 67 EPQ is in the PMG Population Report as second finest known to this example.

    The margins here are as large as one will find for the design type. The paper is wholly original and bright, adorned by a perfectly printed design. At left is the vignette Washington Crossing the Delaware and and at right Prayer for Victory, both stunning achievements in engraving artistry. The bold back shows the deep brown inks with blue charter numbers that make Brown Backs among the most revered banknote designs. Our August 2018 offering of a Western NB of Philadelphia $100 Brown Back in Superb Gem 67PPQ will serve as a springboard for value here tonight. That piece realized $90,000, and should easily be topped this evening.




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    January, 2021
    21st-25th Thursday-Monday
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