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    (Corning, IA)- Icarian Colony 1 Franc 1857
    This is perhaps the most unusual note to appear from the state of Iowa. The Icarian movement was a French-based utopian socialist movement that came to the United States in 1848. It established egalitarian communes in Texas, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and California. The Iowa community was established in 1852 and remained active until 1898, making it the longest lived and last remaining Icarian commune. The attribution to Corning, IA is apparently based on where the note was found, as it is not mentioned on the note itself. PCGS grades this rare and historic piece Very Fine 20 with splits and tears noted. These do not appear to be serious and do not impact the integrity of the note.

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