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    $5 Essay Back.
    Lot 4009 in the January, 1986 Bowers & Merena Ezra Cole Sale where it was described:
    "$5 back design essay note. Unlisted in Hessler. New, with mounting remnants on the blank side. With National Bank Note Co. , New York printed at the lower margin. It is a uniface printing on india paper, and mounted on a card. Circa 1860-64? Probably the experimental design was intended for use on the early Legal Tender issues, or possibly this back was planned for the First Charter National Bank Note series. It is an extremely rare if not unique item for the connoisseur."
    Sold for $880 in 1986 and likely worth today... Est. 1,500-2,500

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2001
    21st-22nd Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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