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    Important Boston $100 Original Series Note
    The Only Reported Example From the Bank

    Boston, MA - $100 Original Fr. 454 The New England National Bank Ch. # 603 PMG Very Fine 20.
    A rare major Federal currency design type with approximately 80 examples confirmed from the relatively few banks that issued them in Original and 1875 series. This is a key $100 note style and not frequently encountered at public auction. We often go years without handling a First Charter $100 note. The face plate is once again spectacularly rendered. At the left is The Battle of Lake Erie as adapted from the W. H. Powell painting. The allegorical scene at the right is titled Union with the adjacent motto Maintain It. Within the green back frame is the Declaration of Independence adapted from the iconic John Trumbull painting and engraved by Frederick Girsch. When we sold this piece in 2013 at Long Beach sale, it was a new addition to the census for the very rare type; according to the records of the National Currency Foundation, less than 40 $100 Original series type notes were known for the entire country. The first and only $100 Original to surface for this better Boston bank. PMG notes "Minor Repairs," common on many early notes, but well accomplished and difficult to see. Margins are close or trimmed in somewhat in places, but considering visible circulation, the colors are very vivid. Ex: our 2013 Long Beach sale, lot 16517. An important opportunity for all Federal type note collectors and Nationals specialists.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.




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    June, 2021
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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