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    Spectacular Serial Number 1 Original Series $5

    Greencastle, PA - $5 Original Fr. 397 The First NB Ch. # 1081
    Fewer than 40 Serial Number 1 Original Series $5 notes exist from all states combined, with Pennsylvania accounting for four of that number. This is the sole example from Greencastle, and the highest grade of the quartet as well. In fact, it's one of only a handful of pieces from all states combined to grade AU or better. Its appearance tonight marks only the second time in twenty five years that it has appeared at public sale, with the note having fetched $19,550 when it last sold in 2006. If grade, rarity and desirability are any guide, expect a realization of about the same figure tonight, if not a bit more. PCGS About New 53PPQ.

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    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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