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This is one of my favorite all time Gold Certificate. It is an 1882 $50 Large Size Gold Certificate. The front features a bust of Silas Wright, 1795-1847. He was a contemporary figure in government as both a US Senator from 1833 to 1844 and also the Governor of New York from 1845 to 1847. Wrights portrait was engraved by Charles Burt from a painting by Alonzo Chappell.
I have owned a few of these 1882 $50 Gold Certificates over the years but never one quite like this one. This example is in a stunning state of preservation. It is totally original with embossing and superb wide margins. The red seal has never been cleaned as so many have. The back is impeccable with marvelous example of the famous burnt-orange color that Gold Certificates are known for.
Check out the large even margins. It is graded as a PMG XF-40EPQ. You do not come across 1882 $50 Gold certificate with the EPQ designator very often. Check around. This note was purchased from a long time serious collector from Chicago in the past CPMX currency show in March of 2011. It is from the famous Dr Pete collection.
PMG has graded 60 Fr.-1197's with only 13 graded with the EPQ. There are two PMG-66EPQ notes and one PMG-55EPQ note and then this one as a PMG-40EPQ. This is the third finest 1882 $50 Gold Certificate PMG EPQ graded note known. This is a real prize for all Large Size Gold certificate collectors. This note will not last long.