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    Newly Discovered $10 First National Gold Bank of Oakland

    Oakland, CA - $10 Original National Gold Bank Note Fr. 1151 The First National Gold Bank Ch. # 2248
    One of an unusually exciting group of National Gold Bank Notes we are privileged to offer in this sale and likely the rarest of all, as the census shows only seven $10 National Gold Bank Notes from this Oakland bank reported to date. Of that number, only two grade as high as Fine, with none better. This piece is new to the census, and is being offered here for the first time to the numismatic community. Oakland is by far the scarcest location for National Gold Bank Notes, with this bank, although statistically more numerous than the other Oakland issuer, the Union National Gold Bank, having considerably fewer offerings than its Oakland sibling in recent years. In fact, we note only three offerings of any kind from this Gold Bank since 1991, one coming when we sold a $20 from the Herget collection in 2003, and the others coming when the same $10 note, which graded only Fair (which was generous in the extreme) was sold, once in 2007 and again in 2008. Fortunately for collectors, this specimen is considerably nicer than either of the two notes offered during the past decade, with bright colors, clear signatures, and plenty of eye appeal, especially on the face. There are the usual small repairs, along with a few pinholes, but the overall grade here is far superior to most all of the tens listed in the census. About Fine, a truly rare item likely to see bidding end in the range of...

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    January, 2010
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