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    Unique for the Bank

    Grand Rapids, MI - $5 Original Fr. 394 The First NB Ch. # 294 PCGS Very Fine 30.
    This piece is the sole survivor from a Grand Rapids bank which issued First Charter notes only before liquidating in 1883. It carries an illustrious pedigree from a trio of noted Michigan collectors, having first been offered as part of the monumental holdings of Albert A. Grinnell, where it was lot 1846 in his June 16, 1945 sale, and then having been acquired by National Bank Note collector and researcher Louis Van Belkum, remaining part of his home town collection until its dispersal in 2009. It is a most attractive note which certainly has the appearance of a note higher than its assigned grade. PCGS has made mention of a small contemporary inscription which affects nothing, a wonderful Michigan rarity which will likely never be duplicated.


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    January, 2019
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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