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Register of the Treasury James Fount Tillmans Final Salary A Numismatic Treasure John Fount Tillman'

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Register of the Treasury James Fount Tillmans Final Salary A Numismatic Treasure John Fount Tillman'
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Register of the Treasury James Fount Tillmans Final Salary
A Numismatic Treasure John Fount Tillman's December 1st and 2nd, 1897 Salary of $21.74. From the Tillman Archives One of the most fascinating lots this cataloger has handled comes from James Fount Tillman , the eighth Register of the Treasury of the United States, whose signature appears on U.S. Currency issued between 1893 and 1897.


This lot includes Tillman’s letter of resignation from the Treasury, the Treasury’s acceptance of his resignation, and his final week’s pay! All documents and paper money have been encapsulated by PMG and the coins by NGC.


Included in the banknotes for his salary are some important pieces regardless of pedigree. A consecutive pair of 1908 $10 Silver Certificates which appropriately show his engraved signature and an 1896 One Dollar Silver Certificate again with his signature at the Register of the Treasury title. Seven coins ranging in date from 1858 to 1897 totaling 74 cents complete the salary. With collectors always seeking ways to add depth to their collection this magnificent group will certainly do so.


The two "Tombstone," $10 Silver Certificates, Fr. 299s, are remarkable as they are rare in higher grades. One grades PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ and is bested by only a single piece in the PMG population report and the consecutive note grades PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 with fully original paper and just a small spot at the back lower left corner preventing an "EPQ," designation. The 1896 One Dollar note, Fr. 224 PMG-CU64, is from the desirable "Educational," series and has Gem appeal and likely missed that designation due to an extremely small stain at the top right corner.


The coins Tillman received include the following; 1858-O 50 Cents in Fine 12; 1897 10 Cents(2) in Unc Details, Stained; 1888 1 Cent in Fine 12 BN; 1891 1 Cent in XF 45 BN; 1894 1 Cent in XF Details, Environmental Details; 1895 1 Cent in XF45 BN.