1890年100美元 PCGS-ChoiceXF45 $100 Treasury Note
Fr. 377. 1890 $100 Treasury Note. PCGS Banknote Choice Extremely Fine 45.Commonly known as "Watermelon Notes," the 1890 $100 Treasury Notes are always a favorite of collectors. Their nickname comes from the large distinctive zeros found on the back of the note that bear an unmistakable resemblance to the fruit. The face portrays Admiral David Farragut at right with a large 100 counter just left of center. Engraved signatures of Treasury officers Rosecrans and Huston are seen along the bottom border. A large brown spiked Treasury Seal is near the center.Watermelon notes are represented by just one catalog number, of which 120,000 were printed and issued. Today only 35 examples are known, and of those at least seven are in government or institutional collections, essentially unavailable to collectors. The 1890 $100 Treasury Notes were replaced by the Series of 1891 notes which featured an "Open Back" design thought to deter counterfeiters.This example is exceptionally choice for the grade and displays bright, creamy white paper and strikingly bold inks. The all-important back design is vividly portrayed in rich green color and is well framed by broad margins. No advanced large size type collection should be without a Watermelon note. This is an excellent example of this type and a note which will always be appreciated by collectors.From the Karelian Collection.