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    Excessively Rare Original Series $20 Territorial

    Denver, CO - $20 Original Fr. 427 The Colorado NB Ch. # 1651
    Another classic Territorial rarity from the Frederick R. Mayer holdings. It is one of only five Original Series Territorials known to exist, all of which come from Colorado Territory. Three of that number come from the Colorado National Bank, with this specimen either the finest or second finest depending upon what census you choose to believe. It was obtained in 1995 by Mr. Mayer and traces its pedigree back to the holdings of legendary collector Amon Carter, Jr. In its 1995 auction appearance, it was described as "Choice CU," a designation which, despite this note's beauty, appears somewhat optimistic to this cataloguer. Bright Extremely Fine seems a more reasonable choice, although we admit that this specimen has the look of an even higher grade piece until closely examined. Whatever its technical grade, this example, which is signed by C.B. Kountze as Cashier and Luther Kountze as President, remains a wonderful note fit for the very finest of collections.
    From The Collection of Frederick R. Mayer

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2008
    17th-21st Wednesday-Sunday
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