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    Unique $20 Arkansas First Charter

    Little Rock, AR - $20 Original Fr. 427 The Merchants NB Ch. # 1648
    This is one of the crown jewels of this Arkansas collection, and easily ranks as the single most desirable item from this state we have ever been privileged to offer in any of our sales. It is one of only four First Charter examples known from all banks in Arkansas combined, and is the only $20 First Charter known from the state as well. This piece has a long and distinguished pedigree, tracing its ancestry to the collections of Amon Carter, Jr. and Dewitt Prather. It is an evenly circulated and problem free Fine example with bright colors, clear signatures, and excellent eye appeal. The only other opportunity that collectors have had in this generation to obtain any Arkansas First Charter came back in August of 2003, when a low grade and heavily restored Arkansas ace was offered at public auction, realizing over $50,000 despite its appalling appearance. This note is light years nicer and equally as rare. Any estimate on unique and irreplaceable items is always a rank speculation, but we fully expect that this one of a kind note will easily reach and could well exceed our likely conservative estimate of...

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2007
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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