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    New Orleans, LA- Citizens' Bank of Louisiana Counterfeit $10 Dec. 1, 1857 C22a
    This note is a seldom seen contemporary counterfeit on the Citizens' Bank of Louisiana. Like most counterfeits, the note was not designed to be a perfect counterfeit, but rather good enough to pass under the right circumstances- making a purchase from a busy store clerk, paying for something in a dimly lit space, and so forth. This note has several give-aways. Washington's portrait is crude and the girl's eyes are not well executed. The imprint of American Bank Note Company is poorly done with malformed letters poorly aligned and the back is not uniformly well done. The note grades Very Fine, but appears to have been removed from a scrapbook at some point in its life, causing missing margin portions and body holes which have been repaired, reinforced, and/or replaced with patches on the back. It is at this point that one needs to remember that very scarce and rare obsoletes such as this do not always (in fact, almost never) come in pristine condition and generally rarity trumps condition in such cases. The note faces up very well and will fit in any collection of Louisiana Obsoletes until such time as a better condition example becomes available. Once this specimen is in a new home, it may be a long time before another surfaces.
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