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    Fulton, OH- The Orphan Institute's Bank $1; $3; $5; $10 1838 G12; G26; UNL; UNL Wolka 1152-02; -09; UNL; -15
    One of the most brazen flim-flams foisted upon the people of Ohio, this bank was a pure fraud from day one. Originally chartered by the state in 1837 and tasked with the mission of assisting orphans, the firm was a circulation mill of the most rank sort. It collapsed under a wave of lawsuits by 1842. These notes grade Fine-Very Fine and Better, with the $1 having the stamp of the Bank of Cleveland and the $3 and the $10 stamped by the Exchange Bank of Cincinnati. The $5 is a Unique variety with "Exchange Bank of Cincinnati" being handwritten.
    From The Wendell Wolka Collection


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