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    Unlisted Series Bedford Bank $10 Perkins Note

    New Bedford, MA - Bedford Bank $10 March 1, 1810 MA-875 UNL. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent.
    It appears that the Bedford Bank, predecessor of the Bedford Commercial Bank, issued only $5 and $10 notes in the first series. They increased their note output by ordering Perkins Plate notes such as this. However, the bank likely redeemed all of these for later notes as their business continued forward. This is the first reported note from the unlisted series according to Haxby and Dave Bowers in his Whitman Encyclopedia volume 4. There are no notes illustrated in Haxby of this type. This is the early Perkins Plate style with Massachusetts seal at the far left. Perkins details are throughout, with four "10" dies forming the corners of the micro-lettered centers with title and city. Full gray Patent Check back with multiple vertical segments. Noted with a "Small Hole at Bottom Right." This is an amazing Perkins Plate issue and perhaps a unique note.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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