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Art collector buys $1,000 bill for $2.3 million

$1,000 bill worth more now
Printed in 1890, art collector buys it for $2.3 million

Associated Press – Houston Chronicle
Dec. 15, 2006, 10:14PM

“DALLAS — An art collector has paid about $2.3 million for a $1,000 U.S. bill printed in 1890, the auction house that brokered the transaction between two anonymous private collectors said Friday.

“This $1,000 bill is one of only two known of its type; the other surviving example is in the museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco,” said Greg Rohan, president of Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries.”

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