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    Cumberland, MD - $20 Original Fr. 424a The First NB Ch. # 381
    Original Series $20 notes are among the very most underrated types of National Bank Notes. Subtracting National Gold Bank Notes, which form a separate and distinct subtype, there are, according to the National Bank Note Census, well under 200 examples extant from all banks in the county combined. Of that total eight are reported from Maryland, five from Baltimore and one each from Cumberland, Elkton, and Frederick. Marc obtained this piece nearly twenty years ago when it made its lone auction appearance, and no others have surfaced since. It is perfect for its assigned grade, with good color, nice margins, and clear signatures of E.T. Shriver and Joseph Shriver. Joseph Shriver was a loyal unionist and a career banker whose great grandson was Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Peace Corps and running mate of George McGovern in 1980. PMG Very Fine 20.
    From the Marc Watts Collection of Maryland National Currency

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    January, 2018
    3rd-9th Wednesday-Tuesday
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