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    Washington, DC- Bullion Bank $5 Oct. 30, 1861 G8a
    As we noted when the Choice New Newman example fetched $1292.50 last year,"The Bullion Bank series engraved and printed by the National Bank Note Co. is much rarer than the New York Bank Note Co. notes with green backs. Only $5 and $10 notes were printed and they are scarce in all grades, but very rare in this lofty state. The design of this note starkly contrasts with that of the previous early District notes. At upper left, a couple stands outside Washington's Tomb at Mount Vernon. At lower right is a well-executed portrait of George Washington in an oval frame. At top center, under the curving title, an elegant woman is portrayed. Her elaborate hairstyle is complemented by a veil and wreath. The designs flow perfectly with the impressive vermillion color frame and guilloche work." This piece has well nigh perfect color and margins, and should bring a figure very close to that reached by the Newman collection specimen. PCGS Choice About New 55.


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    September, 2016
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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