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    Washington, IL- The Prairie State Bank $10 G8 Proof
    Portraits of Lewis Cass and President Millard Fillmore flank a large vignette of Daniel Boone on this great rarity from north central Illinois. Illinois banks were generally not robust enough to survive the turbulent financial times of the 1850s and 1860s which saw a recession, a near depression, and a war. As a result, most Illinois bank issues are rare, including this one. In point of fact, this is the first example of any kind that we have handled from this bank. PCGS grades this note Apparent Choice About New 58, noting a small light stain below the "K" in BANK and two old stamp hinge remnants on the back. Your cataloger has not noted any notes from this bank in the ABNCo archives sale so it is quite possible that this is your one opportunity to acquire this denomination. This is especially true since this note and the plate note in Haxby on page 382 are one and the same based on the light spot noted above.


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    Auction Dates
    Sep-Oct, 2013
    25th-1st Wednesday-Tuesday
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