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    Excessively Rare Friedberg Number

    Saint Louis, MO - $20 1902 Date Back Fr. 649a The Merchants-Laclede NB Ch. # (M)5002
    An evenly circulated example of this very rare signature combination that is listed in the latest edition of the Friedberg reference as having only four pieces known. Opening in 1895, this St. Louis bank's 20-year charter expired in 1915 and, when it was renewed, it required a change from Second to Third Charter notes right at the very end of the Third Charter Date Back era. Therefore, it only issued a handful of Date Backs before the change to Plain Backs. This is a very tough note that represents a piece that is essential to any complete set of Friedberg numbers. In our last Long Beach auction, we sold an identically graded example from a common Minneapolis bank for almost $2000. PMG Very Fine 20.

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    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2016
    27th-2nd Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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