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    Rare Fr. 373 $20 1890 "Ornate Back" Note
    Only Thirteen Notes Reported

    Fr. 373 $20 1890 Treasury Note PMG Choice Fine 15.
    An attractive rarity in pleasing, circulated condition. These higher-denomination Treasury Notes are significantly rarer than their lower-denomination counterparts. The face features a portrait of John Marshall, who was the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835. A painting by Harry Inman served as the basis for the Charles Schlecht engraving. Marshall is the only one represented in the entire Treasury Note series without a direct Civil War involvement; all other notes feature images of high-ranking military officers or Lincoln Cabinet members. The ornate green back on this 1890 series is distinctive with its wave-like TWENTY in the center. Rare, with 13 reported examples on Track & Price. That census indicates the highest grade as Extremely Fine. This note falls in the middle of the condition census, but most importantly it is problem-free. Splendid color graces both sides. Mike acquired this privately in 2015. Auction pedigrees include: Spink USA, July 11, 2007, sale (the "Japanese Collector"), lot 153 (realized 12,650). We handle these infrequently and consider this type underrated.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.




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    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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