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    New Orleans, LA- Bank of Commerce $5 Feb. 21, 1862 G10b
    The chronology of what happened when is a bit muddied on this note. It appears that this $5 was originally part of an unissued sheet of notes from the Bank of Commerce that was used to print Parish of St. Charles notes. These notes were, in turn, apparently never issued and someone decided to cut the sheet so that the "whole" note became the Bank of Commerce note. False signatures, date, and serial numbers were filled in and, when the deception was discovered, someone in authority decisively canceled the illicit note so it could not be circulated further. Fine but heavily pen canceled, resulting in a number of areas of ink erosion.
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