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    Romney, VA- Bank of the South Branch of Potomac $3 Nov. 15,1815 J-L BR160-20 About Good.
    It is always fun to speculate if names like this bank had were a play on words (Every river has two banks). This very early and very rare bank was operating without the benefit of a charter or authorization until the state banned such banks and demanded that their circulation be retired before August 31, 1818. While the $3 has not come down to us unscathed (it has a major piece of the upper left margin missing as well as other edge roughness. Fortunately no amateur preservationists have attempted to do any repairs, so on balance, given an estimated surviving population of only 2-4 notes, this is certainly a note that should be a major highlight of any Virginia or West Virginia collection. This is the first time we have been able to offer anything from this very rare early issuer.
    From the Aberon Collection of Virginia Obsolete Banknotes


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