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    Columbus, OH- The Franklin Bank of Columbus 6-1/4¢ June 1, 1818 Wolka 0863-02
    The Franklin Bank of Columbus was the city's first bank, having been chartered in 1816. A rarity among the state's early banks, it enjoyed a successful business until its charter expired on January 1, 1843. The bank's final president, Gustavus Swan, became the first president of the State Bank of Ohio in 1845. Although completely backed with paper tape, there is no readily apparent reason for this. The note appears to be completely intact with just a lower right corner tip missing. In any case, it is excessively rare, being only one of two examples known of any denomination of fractional scrip from this bank. While the note grades Good-Very Good, who knows when or if another example will appear.
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