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    Exceedingly Scarce 50¢ Variety of Emperor Norton Note

    San Francisco, CA - The Imperial Government of Norton I 50¢ Aug. 26, 1879
    A second design of 50¢ note issued by Emperor Norton, this example retains nice eye appeal despite a few problems that garnered it an apparent grade. Ink erosion is observed at the signature and edge damage and splits were mentioned. PCGS Apparent Very Fine 30. The vignette of Norton is seen at left on this note and the California state seal is observed at right. This variety does not include an imprint.

    This later design is known in remainder form, with an estimated population of 6 to 10. There is another 50¢ variety that shares this overall design, however the border of the state seal varies and has a more ornate border as opposed to the beaded border seen on this example. This variety is believed to be scarcer than the variety contained in the lot above. A rare item full of history and destined for a great collection.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
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