Our official United
States Currency auction for the ANA World's Fair of Money will feature lot
20170, a Fr. 172 1880 $100 Legal Tender Note graded Choice Uncirculated 63
The 1880 $100 Legal Tender Notes continue with the portrait
of Abraham Lincoln, a small vignette of Miss Liberty, and the vignette titled
Reconstruction. A large brown spiked Treasury Seal is seen right of center.
Boldly printed blue serial number Z27004 is displayed to the bottom left and
This rare catalog number displays the engraved signatures of
Treasury officials B.K. Bruce and James Gilfillan. Just nine of this rare
Friedberg number are available to collectors, while three are permanently
impounded in institutional collections.
Third-party grading service PMG has graded and encapsulated
this note as Choice Uncirculated 63 with the comment "Ink Lightened"
added to the back of the holder. The paper is bright and well margined while
the printed inks are bold and vividly detailed. This is a wonderful
representation of this very scarce design type.
Bowers Galleries August ANA auction has been posted to our website for
bidding and viewing. To consign your U.S. paper money and world paper money to
a future sale, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit
StacksBowers.com. For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in
registering to bid, email your inquiry to: [email protected].