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    Non-Inverted Back Double Denomination National-One of Only Three Known

    Lumberton, NC- Fr. 623/649 $10/20 1902 Date Back The NB of Lumberton Ch. # (S)10610 Double Denomination
    A beautiful and unique Double Denomination example which traces its pedigree back to lot 1745 of the fabled Albert A Grinnell sale of June, 1945. Even in that era it was recognized as a major rarity, as the cataloguer for that sale, Barney Bluestone noted, saying "This is not an inverted back and as such much more rare...Magnificent crisp Absolutely Uncirculated." Unlike most all other known double denomination specimens, the note on the reverse is not inverted, an error made possible by the simple happenstance that this bank issued notes from a 10-10-10-10 plate as well as a 10-10-10-20 plate. The face here is from plate position "G," the bottom position on an all $10 sheet used when printing was meant to be on a 10-10-10-20 sheet. Interestingly, this bank issued a mere handful of notes in total, with all notes from here listed as redeemed on the ledger books maintained by the Comptroller of the Currency. This example is the only recorded specimen of any kind extant from here. Crisp Uncirculated, a spectacular combination of rarity and desirability, and likely to see bidding easily reach and quite possibly exceed our conservative estimate of...


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2003
    26th-27th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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