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    One of Two Genuine Examples Known

    Boston, MA- Howard Banking Company $5 Aug. 23, 1853 G8a
    Although quite similar in appearance to the notes identified as counterfeits below, the eye in the portrait of John Howard at upper left on this example displays the work of a more skilled engraving hand. Howard (1726-90) was an English prison reformer who authored State of Prisons in England and Wales in 1777 as mentioned by Durand on page 66 of his Interesting Notes About Portraits reference. Two "PAID" rubber stamped notations from Howard National Bank, the bank's third incarnation, are observed on the back. This is one of only two genuine notes known, however this is the only example that was redeemed by the bank. PCGS Apparent Very Fine 35 with small tape repairs on the back cited as the reason for the apparent grade. The tape repairs are minor and are of little importance on a note of this rarity.
    From The Roger H. Durand Santa Claus Collection


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