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    Mauch Chunk, PA - $20 1902 Plain Back Fr. 650 The Mauch Chunk NB Ch. # (E)6534.
    A pair of consecutively numbered large twenties from this coal mining community. Mauch Chunk no longer exists, having renamed itself Jim Thorpe after the death of that athlete in 1953. With no prior connection whatever to Mr. Thorpe, the town fathers purchased his body from Thorpe's third wife, interred it in the former Mauch Chunk, erected a monument, and turned the re-named Mauch Chunk into a tourist venue. Both notes in this lot are barely circulated and quite attractive Very Fine+ examples.


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    January, 2009
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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