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    Excessively Rare Chino Blue Seal

    Chino, CA - $5 1902 Plain Back Fr. 602 The First NB Ch. # (P)10271
    Large notes only from this rare San Bernardino County bank. The census lists just four pieces. Of that number, one has been recorded by serial number only and has been off the market for more than four decades, and two were part of the massive collection of Charley Colver, which we sold in 1999. Charley's serial number 1 example brought a five-figure price and has never been reoffered. His second Chino note was obtained by Lowell Horwedel and reoffered again when we sold Lowell's collection in 2004. It brought $6050 in 1999 and fetched $16,675 when we sold it five years later. That piece has also disappeared from the market. This example is both new to the census and new to the market. Since 2004, the only offering of any note from this one-bank community came almost two years ago, when we sold the fourth example, which graded VF 25, for $21,500. Expect this PCGS Fine 12 specimen to realize just a bit less, but still a solid five-figure price.


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    September, 2015
    16th-22nd Wednesday-Tuesday
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