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    Tied With One Other For Finest Known

    Fr. 1657* $5 1953B Silver Certificate. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ.
    This rare and beautiful star is tied with only one other example at the very pinnacle of the PCGS census, with none higher, and has been off the market since we sold it to our consignor as part of the massive Taylor Family collection a full decade ago. We described it there as "An extremely rare note in this grade, with this arguably the finest example of this key to the series we've ever had the pleasure of offering," and, ten years later, having sold the only two other third party graded Gems (one 65 and one 66) we see nothing to change our opinion about this well centered and fully original piece. The current Schwartz and Lindquist catalogue value of $20,000 in Gem may well prove conservative before the hammer falls tonight.
    From The Pat Barnes Collection

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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