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    Harrisonburg, VA- Bank of Rockingham $50 18__ G8 J-L as BH15-25 PMG Choice Uncirculated 64.
    Originally incorporated as the Citizens Bank of Virginia in 1853, the bank changed its name to the Bank of Rockingham in 1854. It was one of the very few Virginia banks to survive the Civil War, becoming the First National Bank of Harrisonburg in August, 1865. The $50 design features a large eagle and shield vignette flanked by a woman carrying a cornucopia at left and an oval female portrait at right. It is printed on India paper mounted on cardstock with no forms of cancellation present in the signature lines. Although not mentioned, there is a small body hole at the bottom of the eagle's neck. This note, and another example, appeared in Lot 1988 of the 1990 ABNCo Archives sale. This note then spent time in the fabled Schingoethe Collection before moving on to our consignor's collection in 2005 where it has been ever since.
    From the Charles R. Pease, Jr. Collection


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    October, 2020
    25th Sunday
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