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    Pennsylvania Bank of North America, Philadelphia August 6, 1789 $3/90 PMG Choice About Unc 58 EPQ.
    A lovely example with vivid color on the back. PMG has awarded the note its important EPQ comment. The back of this note has the anti-counterfeiting marbling developed by Ben Franklin. The bank was chartered on Dec. 31, 1781. Benjamin Franklin's grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache, printed these "tickets," as they were known. On January 7, 1782, Robert Morris wrote in his diary, "I shall do all in my power to establish and support the bank, and as a beginning have this day drawn my warrant on the treasury for two hundred thousand dollars in part of the shares I have subscribed in behalf of the public." Morris experienced financial problems later that landed him in debtor's prison.


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