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    Arizona Territory $20 Brown Back

    Phoenix, AT - $20 1882 Brown Back Fr. 499 The Phoenix NB Ch. # (P)4729
    After a seventeen year hiatus, this note comes back through our doors. It was originally sourced directly out of the Phoenix area, part of a banker's collection that was displayed for years in the lobby of his valley bank. It realized more than $27,000 in our auction and was described in part, "A supreme opportunity for the advanced National Bank note collector, this is one of two recorded large size notes on this rare territorial bank. This splendid note saw duty on the southwestern frontier when gunmen were still in season and badlands extended as 'fer as the eye could see.' It is slightly soiled at either end, but fortunately it is original and unprocessed, and thus still retains a certain whiteness to its paper and brown and red overprinting detail. The note has decent centering. A center horizontal fold and quartering folds are present, and a slight edge notch emanates from the center vertical fold and at left end from the horizontal fold." Arizona Territorials remain rare, around four dozen known from all banks combined. The number of offerings is dismal, with most highly prized not only by Arizona specialists, but also by trophy note hunters. PMG Choice Fine 15, with minor tears.


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