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Currency & Bonds - Virginia - Local Bank Issued
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Norfolk, Virginia 1861 Dated 25 Cent Note From the Franklin Savings Bank
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Here is a good looking note. This is a piece of currency was issued by the Franklin Savings Bank in Norfolk, Virginia and is marked as such along the top of the note. The bank was authorized by the General Assembly on March 17, 1849 and was, as unlikely as it sounds, saved by the capture of Norfolk in May, 1862 by Union forces. The bank was able to avoid loading up on Confederate bonds and apparently was in business until at least 1885 according to city directory listings. These notes are very scarce and this example, while well circulated with the usual minor edge roughness and other petty impairments, are completely intact and repair free. It has the printed date June 1st 1861. The note depicts the seated image of a Roman like view of George Washington. on the left hand side. It is made with the blank back which is known as it being "Uniface". The date is hand inscribed in brown ink signature. Don't miss your chance to own this interesting note. The note measures 5-1/4ths inches by 2-1/2 inches in size. It comes in an acid free holder for display and preservation.

Item #: B274
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
Your Price:$95.00 USD
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