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    Newly Discovered Serial Number 1 Bicentennial $2 Star

    Fr. 1935-L* $2 1976 Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice About Unc 58 EPQ.
    This piece, hidden away by its owner since 1976, is the only extant Bicentennial $2 serial number 1 star known in private hands. It, along with the serial number 2 San Francisco district star which accompanies it below, was obtained by our consignor's grandmother in 1976 at a Bank of America branch in Oakland, California when she went in with the express purpose of obtaining a couple of the newly issued twos for her grandson's budding coin and currency collection. Placed in an envelope and long forgotten, they were discovered by the grandson a few months ago and swiftly consigned to our Central States sale, where they are being offered here to the numismatic community for the first time. Each note has one extremely light storage fold acquired over the years, which is utterly invisible with the PMG holder, but, with that very minor exception, each piece is utterly pristine and as original and unmolested as the day it was pulled from the pack at the Oakland Bank of America branch. Any estimate here is merely a surmise, and ours may well be quite conservative, but when the bidding is finished and the hammer falls, only one collector in the world will be able to boast that he owns the serial number 1 star Bicentennial deuce.

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    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2009
    29th-3rd Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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