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    Beautiful and Original $5000

    Fr. 2221-B $5000 1934 Light Green Seal Federal Reserve Note. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63.
    We are pleased to see this beautiful and original $5000 again. It was ungraded when we first saw it and its originality was refreshing. At the time we described it in part, "The number of fresh and original high denomination notes is paltry in comparison to the number of notes known, which in and of itself is meager given demand. This serial number B00000942A example is just three notes from a small run of four reported uncirculated examples. In our decades of handling $5000s and $10000s that run has produced two of the nicest notes we have previously handled. One of those notes was part of the 2005 Taylor Family Collection, the other sold in 2002 as part of the Burnside Collection. The description of the Burnside example may best describe the note offered here tonight, 'A beautiful example from the Burnside collection. The centering is not perfect, and there is a tiny handling mark, but the originality of this example, its glorious colors and fresh white paper, and the overall quality of the note clearly establish it as a truly Gem example.'" PMG indicated 'Good Embossing and Great Color' on the holder of this note, and the margins are certainly more impressive than that of the aforementioned Burnside example. According to PMG, this note missed an EPQ designation only for a miniscule pinhole, which they also mention on the holder.

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    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2011
    27th-2nd Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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