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    Extremely Rare Frostburg, Maryland Fr. 533a $5 Date Back

    Frostburg, MD - $5 1882 Date Back Fr. 533a The Citizens National Bank Ch. # 4926 PMG Very Fine 30.
    Mike sought out these rare and unusual National Bank Note Friedberg types, particularly when they appeared at auction in specialized single-state sales. An extremely rare note, with Treasury signatures of W.S. Rosecrans and D.M. Morgan, who served together for only 18 days in June of 1893. While most other 1882 Brown Backs with this combination are moderately scarce, 1882 $5 Date Backs with the signature pairing are exceedingly rare. Both the Chambliss and the latest Friedberg catalogs cite "3 Known." The exact census of Fr. 533a notes is an evolving study, but we have cataloged only one other. This piece is by far the finest of the three Fr. 533a examples reported from Frostburg. PMG notes "Minor Repairs," which are difficult to see. We sold a much lower grade note in 2001, shortly after the type was discovered. This is a vivid, well margined example with clear stamped signatures. Ex: our 2018 FUN sale, lot 20962; Marc Watts Collection of Maryland National Currency.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.


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