PMG Gem Unc65 EPQ
1863年100美元法定货币 PMG Gem Unc 65 EPQ
Friedberg 167a. 1863 $100 Legal Tender Note. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. This is one of the most important notes in the D. Brent Pogue Collection and a true United States currency treasure. The "Spread Eagle" motif on the $100 Legal Tender Notes of 1862 and 1863 is one of the most recognizable and beloved in all of American currency. The type is absolutely captivating and at this grade level the visual appeal is stunning. Engraved by Joseph P. Ourdan, the bald eagle perched on a rock with wings spread dominates the left side of the note. Green border prints frame the design which also has ornate black kaleidograph die counters at lower left and upper right and a slightly larger green kaleidograph die counter in the same style just right of center.
Printed signatures of Chittenden and Spinner are along the bottom border while a red spiked Treasury Seal is near the upper right. Act of March 3d, 1863 is in the top left corner. New Series 1 is seen at right. This catalog number features dual serial numbers where earlier versions had just one. An ornate Second Obligation back is seen on this example. Second Obligation notes do not mention exchanging the notes for 6-20 bonds as do the First Obligation examples. The imprint of the National Bank Note Company is found on both the face and the back.The Pogue example has long been regarded as gem and resided in a PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ holder when it last sold at auction for $184,000 in a less developed market in October 2005. PMG has since confirmed the gem grade. The entire series of 1862 and 1863 Legal Tenders are notorious for poor margins and less than ideal cuts. The frame of the designs were larger than on later series and that typically resulted in notes cut into the design frame or otherwise poorly margined. This plate D example however is a welcome departure from that norm with three ample margins seen at the left, right and bottom, while the top edge is fully framed though thinly margined (as should be expected from the plate position).
The green border prints and protector are vibrant while the black printed engraved design elements, including the all-important eagle, are vividly detailed. The red spiked Treasury seal is boldly presented in the top right portion of the note while the red serial number 57916 is neatly inked to the lower right. All of the intricate details of the ornately designed green printed back are exceptionally displayed. No serious large size type note collection can be considered complete without this type and this note is the best of the best. <em>From William A. Philpott; M.H. Loewenstern; Lyn Knights sale of December 1998, lot 92; Jay Parrinos Fixed Price List of May 1999; Currency Auctions of Americas sale of January 2001, lot 1377; Jay Parrinos Fixed Price List of February 2002; Dave Rickey; Lyn Knights sale of October 2005, lot 27. </em>