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    Excessively Rare Original Series District of Columbia Ace

    Washington City, DC - $1 Original Fr. 382 The Citizens NB Ch. # 1893
    An excessively rare type and denomination from the District, with only five aces (one of which is an 1875) listed in the new Kelly compilation from all DC banks combined. Three of that number are from this short lived institution, one of which could well be this example, as it's listed without a serial number and with the same approximate grade as this piece, which has not been publicly offered since its last appearance in 1956, where Malcolm Trask bought it as lot 142 of the T. James Clarke collection sale held by New Netherlands Coin Company, well known as both the employer of both John Ford and Walter Breen. It's described in the catalogue as a note "of exceptional interest and value," and it realized $60, a huge price in a time where, in the same sale, a First Charter Pendleton, Oregon note brought all of $22 and a First Charter El Paso, Texas specimen realized a meager $39. This is a lovely example with exceptionally vivid colors, great paper quality, and bold two color pen signatures, and is almost certainly the finest of the now four Original Series examples extant from the District. Very Fine-Extremely Fine.
    From the Malcolm A. Trask collection.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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