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Session 4, Lot 2015

Estimate: 8'000 USD   |   Starting price: 4'800 USD Price realized: 11'400 USD
Legal Tender Notes
Superb Gem 1878 $20 Legal Tender Note

Friedberg 129 (W-2002). 1878 $20 Legal Tender Note. PCGS Currency Superb Gem New 67 PPQ.
Offered is an amply margined and well centered Plate D 1878 $20 Legal Tender Note that is tied for the finest graded by PCGS. This scarce type is represented by approximately 200 recorded serial numbers in the Track & Price census. A side profile of Alexander Hamilton facing right is found on the left of the note while the goddess Victory wielding a sword and shield is seen at right. Red ornamental XX protectors are found left and right of the large 20 counter at center and a red spiked Treasury Seal is at lower right. The engraved signatures of Allison and Gilfillan are near the bottom center. This type comes on security paper tinted blue near the right end when viewed from the face. The back design is elaborate with the Legal Tender clause and anti-counterfeiting language in the field at left. The imprint of the Columbian Bank Note Company is seen at bottom center with "PRINTED AT THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING" below.

PCGS Population: 4, none finer.
From Paramount's sale of August 1972, lot 1071; Harry Bass Research Foundation; Bowers and Merena's sale of the Bass Collection, May 1999, lot 82; Jay Parrino Fixed Price List of February 2000; Heritage Auctions' sale of February 2002, lot 7843; Lyn Knight's sale of October 2005, lot 101.

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