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    Troy, OH- The State Bank of Ohio, Miami County Branch Counterfeit $5 (3) 1847-54 C1508 (SENC) (2); UNL Wolka 2590-21 (2); -24
    Three counterfeit $5s comprise this group; two examples are of the earlier Benjamin Franklin design that are easy to detect because of the bad portrait of Franklin on the face and the back design that reads "STATE OF OHIO" rather than "STATE BANK OF OHIO." These two notes grade Very Good-Fine. The third note is a much better counterfeit of the replacement 1851 design that is betrayed by poor work on the portraits and the human feature details in the central vignette. It grades Good-Very Good with two relatively small horizontal fold splits. There are presently two examples of this branch counterfeit known, with one of those two ensconced in the collection of the Cincinnati Historical Society.
    From The Wendell Wolka Collection (Total: 3 notes)

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