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    Knoxville, TN - $10 1882 Brown Back Fr. 485 The East Tennessee NB Ch. # (S)2049
    One of a trio of high grade Brown Back twenties known from this issuer, and as nice as any to be offered during the past two decades. The Tennesse state seal used on the reverse of this note is a faithful rendition of the official seal which was adopted in 1802. It features a ship with a helmsman in the center, with the word "Commerce" below. Floating in the sky above the ship are a plow and a group of what might be cabbages, with the notation "Agriculture" above. Unusually for a state seal, the state name is not placed at the top of the oval, but is somewhat concealed at the bottom of the seal. PCGS Extremely Fine 45PPQ.
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    January, 2013
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