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    Mauch Chunk, PA - $10 1882 Brown Back Fr. 479 The Second NB Ch. # 469
    A very scarce Mauch Chunk bank which issued First Charters and Brown Backs only before liquidating in 1902. This community won some notoriety by renaming itself Jim Thorpe in 1953, after the death of that famous athlete. In the interests of creating a tourist attraction, the city fathers of Mauch Chunk purchased Thorpe's remains from his third wife, transported them to Pennsylvania, and erected a monument even though Thorpe had no prior connection whatever with the town and, in fact, had never (at least before his interment) been known to have set foot in Mauch Chunk. Pen signed Very Fine, a most attractive example last on the market in a 1978 Hickman-Oakes sale.


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    September, 2009
    9th-13th Wednesday-Sunday
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