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    Territory of Arizona $20 Brown Back, The Phoenix National Bank

    Phoenix National Bank, Phoenix, Territory of Arizona, Charter #4729. 1882 $20 Second Charter Brown Back, Fr-499, Fine. 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. Two small pin holes appear in the denomination area. Another extremely small pin hole is in the center, while a fourth is below "On Demand." However, the note is sound. The edges are original and, because it is well circulated, slightly irregular. The blue and brown back color is slightly faded. Opportunities to own Territorial Brown Back Nationals do not come very often--when will you have another?

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2001
    4th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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