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Blockbuster Discovery Alert: $50 and $100 California Brown Backs - Serial #1!
Ian Russell on Wed, May 16, 2018 10:56:39 AM
In one of the most amazing discoveries in the past decade in National Bank Notes, GreatCollections is set to auction a unique pair of Serial #1 $50 and $100 Brown Back notes, issued by the Nevada National Bank of San Francisco in 1882.

Originally printed in pairs, the two notes on offer only recently surfaced.  Only eight $50 Brown Backs are known for all banks in California, while eleven are known for the $100 denomination.  This pair are the only serial number 1 versions for the whole State of California.

Both notes have been graded VF-30 EPQ (Exceptional Paper Quality) by PMG.  They exhibit original fresh colors.

GreatCollections will auction the notes individually, unreserved, with bidding to end on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Viewing:  By appointment at GreatCollections Irvine headquarters and also at the Long Beach Coin Expo, table 822, June 14-16, 2018.

View the Discovery San Francisco Bank Notes at GreatCollections