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    Danbury, CT- Danbury Bank $5 Jan. 1, 1863 G14c PMG Fine 12.
    The Danbury Bank was organized in 1844 and absorbed the Wooster Bank during the course of 1854. It was succeeded by the Danbury National Bank in 1865. The $5 features a small federal shield and an oval portrait of the bank's namesake, Revolutionary War hero, General David Wooster, who was wounded at the Battle of Ridgefield, CT and died of his wounds on May 22, 1777 in Danbury. In addition, an oversize vignette of the United States Capitol (before it was remodeled beginning in the 1850s) appears on the right end. This was a late issue with an overall red-orange tint, an orange and white 5 protector, and an additional large orange FIVE protector. The ABNCo imprint is that of the company formed via a merger of peers in 1858. It is quite possible that this note is unique or nearly so as it is unknown to a number of modern sources. While the note has a short center fold tear in the upper margin, a chip out of the bottom margin, as well as a bit of ink erosion in the cashier signature, it is unlikely to make much difference to serious collectors as they correctly understand that the opportunities to acquire rarities like this are few and far between.


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