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    Greenfield, MA- Greenfield Bank $1 Apr. 3, 1837 UNL PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
    This is the first in a run of ten notes from the Greenfield Bank of Greenfield, MA which was in business from 1831 to 1864 when it became the First National Bank of Greenfield. Notes from this bank are generally very rare; Haxby's listings for the bank are all SENC except for one relatively common alteration from an Indiana bank. A similar situation exists in the newer Whitman catalog, with only six notes shown as having small verified surviving populations. The provenance of these notes is not completely known but can almost be inferred by the fact that all ten notes are punch cancelled and were part of a single group that had obviously been together for years. Your cataloger speculates that this group was possibly retained by the bank and/or its descendant national bank in their archives. This $1 was printed by New England Bank Co. and features a small, but finely detailed, whaling scene on the left end. The Whitman reference only lists this design as being known as a unique proof. PCGS notes ink erosion, splits, tears, and repairs as well as POCs. Having said all of that, on a note of this great rarity it may not matter all that much.

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