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    Unique First Charter $5, Batavia, New York

    Genesee County National Bank of Batavia, NY, Charter #2421. 1875 $5 First Charter, Fr-404, Fine. The Kelly reference reports only a single note from this bank that was only in business from 1879 to 1884, and considering that the total currency outstanding in 1910 was only $495, it is unlikely that another will become available to collectors. This example retains some crispness, but it tightly trimmed and has been washed and pressed, causing the colors to slightly fade. The pen signatures are still strong, and the overall appearance is still attractive. This rare note represents a great opportunity for New York collectors.
    Ex: ANA Centennial Auction (Bowers & Merena, 8/1991), lot 3103. (NGC ID# BRUE, PCGS# 404000)


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    April, 2001
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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