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    Marietta, OH- The Bank of Marietta Counterfeit $3 (2) 1836-40 C34; UNL Wolka 1559-23; UNL
    There are a number of counterfeits known of this $3 design on this bank. Most, like the first example in this lot which is in Extremely Fine condition, are from a rather primitive plate. The second note, which grades Very Good-Fine with a margin notch and an unevenly cut top margin, appears to be from a much more deceptive plate which more closely mimics the genuine design. A validation stamp from the Exchange Bank of Cincinnati also appears on this second example. This suggests that either that bank was fooled by the counterfeit or that the stamp was added to enhance the deception. Wolka originally believed that this note was genuine, but recent information suggests that this is likely a counterfeit as well, albeit a much better effort. The counterfeit from this second plate is currently unlisted in either Haxby or Wolka and is represented by a significantly smaller number of examples than the first note.
    From The Wendell Wolka Collection


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    Auction Dates
    Oct-Nov, 2014
    28th-4th Tuesday-Tuesday
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