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    Albany, NY- Hope Bank of Albany $2 186_ as G4a Proof PCGS Choice About New 58.
    The Hope Bank of Albany was organized in 1864 and remained in business until becoming the Hope Banking Company, a private bank, around April 1871. This second bank suspended its operations in about May 1877. The central vignette on this striking orange and black note depicts men working in a lumber mill. It is flanked by the state banking die at left and an orange protector panel over the signature lines at right. In addition, there are also three counters and a TWO protector over the date also printed in orange. The note is printed on India paper mounted on cardstock with the usual POCs in the signature lines. The Hope Bank of Albany is an all SENC bank in Haxby, and until the Gordon Harris Albany notes were auctioned, we had not seen this National Bank Note Company engraved and printed series. (Harris owned a full proof sheet, $1-$1-$2-$5, India paper on cardstock, initially sold at the CAA 2000 FUN sale and later in Schingoethe Part 5 by Smythe.) Excessively rare, this piece is very likely to stay a unique proof or nearly so.
    From the Michael S. Tallent Collection

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