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    First Offering in Over Thirty Years

    Bath, ME - $20 Original Fr. 424 The First NB Ch. # 61
    An excessively rare note which is one of the highlights of the low charter collection we are pleased to offer in this sale. This bank issued First Charters only before liquidating at the expiration of its federal charter in June of 1882. Five examples are listed in the census, but all have been closely held for generations, with the last offering of any coming in a 1982 NASCA sale. This piece bears the earliest date used on any National Bank Note, November 2, 1863, and is the scarcer variety as an Original Series note with the charter number emblazoned on the face. PCGS Apparent Fine 12, with some pinholes and minor splits, but a more than acceptable specimen considering its rarity and significance.
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    Sep-Oct, 2013
    25th-1st Wednesday-Tuesday
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