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    Xenia, OH- The Bank of Xenia Altered $5 Apr. 11, 1839 A5 (SENC) Wolka 2889-10
    This is a very unique altered note. Since the 1840s, multiple sources have identified the source of this alteration as the Bank of Vernon, TX. Your cataloger has been following this trail for years and has always come up empty. There was no Vernon, TX at the time these notes were altered, nor have we ever seen any original Bank of Vernon, TX notes, nor have any knowledgeable Texas collectors ever seen such notes. Yet the alterations are obviously contemporary to the 1830s-40s. This one grades Very Good with a couple of missing margin pieces and a short tear. Still quite rare, with only four known examples, including one in the collections of the Cincinnati Historical Society.
    From The Wendell Wolka Collection


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