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    Attractive & Much Sought After Tombstone, Arizona National

    Tombstone, AZ - $10 1902 Plain Back Fr. 628 The First NB Ch. # (P)6439 PMG Very Fine 25.
    One of the highlights of the major Arizona collection we are offering this evening is this pleasing, moderately circulated note from this legendary Old West community known as "The town too tough to die" and famous as the scene of the fabled gunfight at the OK Corral. Once a thriving boomtown of 15,000 people sitting atop massive silver deposits worth, by some estimates, fifty to seventy five million dollars, the town shrunk nearly to extinction by the time this bank received its charter, with the population dwindling to under 1000 early in the 20th century. Notes from this bank, the only issuer in Tombstone, have always been regarded as ultimate trophy items, and for the longest time their appearances were measured in decades rather than years. In the past decade, with the sale of Peter Huntoon's Arizona holdings along with the timely appearance of a very small number of notes from the family of bank President Mary Costello, collectors have been granted a window of opportunity to own an example from this highly sought-after bank. This offering is a crisp $10 Plain Back that exhibits nice color for the assigned grade. It has some traces of edge wear and slight evidence of having spent a bit of time in a PVC-laden holder but those flaws are minor and are more than offset by the rarity and desirability of this great Arizona National.
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