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    "King of the $10 Silvers" Fr. 1700 PMG 63 EPQ

    Fr. 1700 $10 1933 Silver Certificate. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ.
    The 1933 $10 Silver is a classic small size rarity where demand easily outstrips supply. This fancy serial number 00001111 example is boldly embossed and also exhibits natural paper wave. Many of the low and fancy serial Fr. 1700 notes were originally obtained by George Blake for Colonel E.H.R. Green as mentioned in the editions of the Hewitt-Donlon Catalog of United States Small Size Paper Money. The 1933 $10s are also numismatically important as their obligation clause, "This certificate is issued pursuant...," is not found on any other note and it is also the only note with the "Payable in silver coin to bearer on demand" clause. This issue was released only through the Treasury Cash Room in Washington, DC as the notes were either shipped from there to local banks or given out to walk-in customers during the short time span between January and August 1934. The Treasury Department then began an aggressive campaign to redeem the 1933 Tens as the 1934 Silvers were now available in quantity and they had the current clause of, "In silver payable to the bearer on demand." The last two Fr. 1700's at the PMG 63 EPQ grade to cross the auction block did so in 2017 and they realized prices of $24,675 and $28,200. One must be prepared to at least bid into that range, if not more, in order to obtain this "King of the Silvers."
    From the Jeffrey S. Jones Collection of Small Size Currency

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    17th Friday
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