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    Washington, DC - $10 1882 Brown Back Fr. 487 The Riggs NB Ch. # (E)5046
    A high grade note which is one of the nicest $10 Brown Backs extant from this institution, which for generations was known as the "Bank of Presidents", as many of our nation's chief executives maintained banking ties with the Riggs NB. Our consignor obtained this brightly colored and well printed piece from our May 1993 CAA sale, and it has, of course, been off the market for the past two decades. The seal depicted on the reverse is the second found on District notes, having been adopted by the newly commissioned District government in 1871. The rather dramatic seal squeezes a considerable number of items into its confined space, including a statue of George Washington on a pedestal, the figure of Justice wearing a blindfold, a view of the United States capitol building, several agricultural specimens, an eagle, and a rising sun, along with the year "1871" and the motto Justicia Omnibus, or Justice for All. PCGS Extremely Fine 45.
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    January, 2013
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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