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    Ortega Serial Number One Presentation Set

    Katherine Davalos Ortega Serial Number 1 Presentation Set.
    As paper money collectors we are always interested in items that have both historical significance and great rarity; notes or other material that can take our collections to the next level of desirability and interest. Simple autographed small size notes, particularly modern Federal Reserve Notes, normally don't accomplish this task. At large conventions, for example, there have been numerous times when Treasury officials have provided courtesy autographs to those willing to stand in line for the opportunity. Tonight's offering, however, is a whole different matter. It is truly a unique grouping that simply cannot be duplicated. One of the small perks of serving in high office, particularly in the Treasury Department, is that one receives, on rare occasion, truly special presentation pieces commemorating terms in office and other key events. Usually these are proudly displayed as office pieces and then kept by the recipient or the recipient's family and descendents for decades. But once in a great while, these treasures become available in the market and knowledgeable collectors know that the chances to acquire such high quality items will be few and far between. Tonight's grouping comprises four presentation pieces related to Katherine Davalos Ortega, who was sworn in as the 38th Treasurer of the United States on October 3, 1983 though her tenure is listed as starting on September 26, 1983. Her service continued in this capacity until July 1, 1989. She served under both President Ronald Reagan and President George H. W. Bush. Included here:

    - A framed presentation piece from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland with a complete denomination set of serial number 1 Series 1985 Federal Reserve Notes from that District ($1, $5, $10, $20, and $50), each with courtesy autographs of both Treasurer Ortega and Secretary of the Treasury James Baker III.

    - A framed presentation piece indicating "This is the original hand cut template used to engrave the signature of Katherine Davalos Ortega on master dies that were reproduced and used to print over 30 billion currency notes in Series 1981A, 1985, and 1988." This was presented to her by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, probably when she left office.

    - A framed presentation piece commemorating the printing of over 20 billion notes bearing the signatures of Treasurer Ortega and Secretary of the Treasury Baker, including a Series 1985 $1 from the Dallas District. Dated July, 1988

    - A framed picture of President Ronald Reagan and Treasurer Ortega, autographed by the President, expressing his appreciation for her service.

    This special group of presentation pieces offers a unique opportunity to enhance even the most advanced small size collection with truly rare and historic items. (Total: 4 items)


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