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    Havana, NY - $5 1875 Fr. 401 The Havana NB Ch. # 343
    Havana is certainly right up there with the rarest multi-bank communities in New York State, as the two banks chartered here enjoyed little success, with both failing after issuing First Charter notes only. One bank is unreported, while this institution, which issued under two titles during its brief lifespan, is represented only by this note, which remains unique to this day. Its survival can likely be explained by its serial number, as it comes from the last sheet issued and was almost certainly held as a keepsake by one of the officers. Indeed, Havana itself has vanished, being absorbed by nearby Montour Falls in 1895. This beautiful note affords one fortunate collector the opportunity to obtain a new town, and a fantastic rarity that may well prove to be unique forever. Lovely Very Fine-Extremely Fine, an irreplaceable New York trophy item fit for the very finest of collections and worth whatever it goes for tonight.

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    September, 2009
    9th-13th Wednesday-Sunday
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