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    Cleveland, OH- The Bank of Commerce $2 June 6, 1856 S5 Wolka 0700-05
    While there was a legitimate Bank of Commerce, an Ohio State Stock Bank in business from 1851 until 1863 when it became the Second National Bank of Cleveland (Charter 13), it never issued this note. This $2 is from a spurious plate that was used to produce notes for a number of different banks. The producers of the plate were careless and did not even remove "Mining & Manufacturing Co." from between the two vignettes on the left end of the note. The note grades Very Good-Fine with a tiny hole in the upper left corner and a small chunk out of the right margin. There are presently four examples known, with one being in the holdings of the Western Reserve Historical Society.
    From The Wendell Wolka Collection


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