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    Giori "Washington" Face and Back Test Notes. Uncut Pair. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    Giori test notes were printed in 1976 by a Magna press in Geneva, New York. These test notes should have been destroyed, but they were spirited away into the collector community. It is permissible to collect these interesting items because they are not an obligation of the United States. This is the green face variety with the Lincoln, Washington, and Grant portraits. Gioris take their name from their center portrait (the other main variety has a Thomas Jefferson center portrait). The trio of horizontal bars on the portraits were used for cancellation purposes and all Giori test faces are found with these bars. This example is extraordinary in that it does not have any green ink smears which is a common trait for these unusual paper money items. Gioris are listed in U.S. Essay, Proof and Specimen Notes second edition by Gene Hessler, pages 244-47.


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    September, 2011
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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