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    King of Silvers 1933 $10 Silver in Gem

    Fr. 1700 $10 1933 Silver Certificate. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    The real effects of the 1929 stock market collapse and the resulting Great Depression were on full display in the early 1930s. Emergency fiscal moves to try and shore up the money supply and improve the economy were drastic, with cessation of gold coin production, moving the status of gold ownership to illegal, and daily bank closures impacted everyone. While the United States did not ban ownership of silver, nor cease production of Silver Certificates, the Series 1933 $10 was still impacted, cementing its status as "The King of Silvers." A total of 216,000 notes were printed, but Treasury records show that as many as 60,000 were subsequently destroyed, along with the entire 1933A Series, which ultimately was never released.

    The most incredible 20th century numismatic rarities were forged in this time period, and this cataloger, having started a numismatic profession in primarily coins before moving full time into currency, would rank this among the century's most desirable rarities, across coins and currency. Comparing rarity, grade, and type, this 20th century type is an incredible numismatic treasure. Imagine not just a one year population of just about four dozen known examples, but a population of four dozen for an entire type. In Gem, said coin with similar stats would sail into six-figures. Destined to be a true highlight of any advanced collection of United States currency. The present example is a full Gem, with sizeable and even margins all around with creamy original paper and excellent embossing. The condition here lives up to the rarity, making it a show stopper.
    From the James P. Myerson Collection

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