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    Granville,OH- The Bank of Granville - The Granville Alexandrian Society $3; $5; $10 Remainder 1837-38 G18; G22; G24 Wolka 1211-04; -09; -19
    In an odd course of events, what started out as a library quickly turned into a bank of ill repute. The founders of Granville received a charter from the state to organize a library in 1807 but by 1815 the library had turned from books to bank notes. Probably being better librarians than bankers, the bank failed in 1817. A revival took place in 1836 when the bank was revived with a new name- The Bank of Granville - the Granville Alexandrian Society. What happened was predictable, the bank failed in 1841-42 when $50,000 in its notes were unsuccessfully presented for payment. These three notes are from this second incarnation, with all grading Very Good-Fine. The $5 has a couple of small margin chunks missing and some paper thins.
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