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    Spring Valley Brown Back - One of Two Notes Known

    Spring Valley, IL - $5 1882 Brown Back Fr. 469 The Spring Valley NB Ch. # 3465 PMG Very Fine 25.
    A great note from this excessively rare Bureau County bank, the sole issuer here, that is one of just two examples reported. This bank issued Brown Backs only until its demise in 1905, and has been missing from virtually every major Illinois collection ever formed. The only other known note, a $10, made its sole public appearance in our 2005 FUN auction where it fetched $12,075, and has been off the market since that time. Luckily for collectors, this $5 specimen is as pretty as it is rare, with great color, paper quality, and margins. A pleasing pen signed specimen, it is a true Illinois trophy item and presents a rare opportunity for one of this state's new generation of collectors to add a new town to their holdings this evening.


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