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    Serial Number 1 Wheeling $5 Brown Back

    Wheeling, WV - $5 1882 Brown Back Fr. 477 The National Exchange Bank Ch. # 5164 Serial Number 1
    A serial number 1-B note that was previously unlisted. Serial number 1-D is listed by Kelly, but as far as we can tell, the 1-D note has never appeared at auction. There is a possibility that 1-D could actually be 1-B. A further look into the Kelly statistics for the entire state reveals a total of only six number 1 Brown Backs, with just four $5s and a meager two $10s. The last time any of this sextet appeared at auction was when we offered the serial number 1-B note from charter number 4569 of Clarksburg in May 2004. That raw Gem CU piece realized $19,550. Tonight's charter number 5164 offering grades PMG Extremely Fine 40. The paper is white, and the color is excellent for this grade level. Also, the handling only shows off the note's paper originality, and the signatures of Cashier Lawrence E. Sands and the vice president are dark. The third party back label mentions "retouched," but we are hard pressed to find it through the encapsulation. Tonight is the night if you are interested in acquiring a serial number 1 Brown Back on the Mountain State.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2016
    6th-12th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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