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Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio   |   The August 2018 ANA Auction   |   23 August 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Session 4, Lot 2033





Estimate: 9'000 USD   |   Starting price: 5'400 USD Bid on this lot at the auctioneer's website
Silver Certificates
Superbly Preserved 1899 $5 "Chief" Note

Friedberg 271 (W-802). 1899 $5 Silver Certificate. PCGS Currency Superb Gem New 67 PPQ.
This pristine example of an immensely popular $5 Silver Certificate design type offers superb centering and registration. Original embossing is evident on the back, attesting to the strict originality of the paper surfaces. The design elements are sharply printed in dark inks bringing vivid detail to this iconic design. This is one of the finest examples of the type any collector is likely to encounter.

About the Chief

The famous "Indian Chief" $5 has long been one of the most widely desired federal currency types, along with the 1901 $10 "Bison" note. In both cases, the central figures are likely thought by casual observers to be generic representations, but in fact they are both known entities. In the case of the bison, the animal was Black Diamond, who resided nearly all his life at the Central Park Zoological Garden in New York City, where he was born. In the case of the present note, the man depicted is Running Antelope, a chief of the Hunkpapa Sioux. Running Antelope died in 1896 and thus would not live to see his portrait on the circulating bank notes of the United States. However, perhaps it is just as well since artistic license depicted him wearing a Pawnee headdress rather than that of the Sioux.

PCGS Population: 10; 1 finer.
From Heritage Auction's sale of April 2013, lot 18093.

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