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Noteworthy Notes: PCGS Banknote Grades Rare Series of 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate

PCGS recently graded an exemplary specimen of the rare 1880 “Black Back” $100 Silver Certificate, a relic from a time when the United States silver dollar was about to enter a new and colorful chapter of existence.

Known in the hobby as “Black Backs” due to the reverse being printed in black ink with a dark brown tint (as opposed to the later issues in the traditional dark green), these banknotes were issued in denominations of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, and $1,000. Having an example of any denomination in a collection is a prize, as they are all quite scarce and in constant demand.

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