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Lot 89439

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Type Currency
Title Lot 89439
Date Third Issue
Country United States
Denomination 5?
Description Fr. 1236 5? Third Issue PCGS Choice About New 58. The controversy concerning portraits of the living on currency, particularly government bureaucrats, is exemplified by the type featuring Spencer M. Clark. The first head of what is now the Bureau of engraving and printing, Clark resigned in 1868 after Congress began an investigation into the practices of the Bureau. This red back Clark note shows very little evidence of circulation. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017). (Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, Realized $141.00.

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