The First Charter $2 note issued by the Traders National Bank of
Charlotte (North Carolina), described by the auction firm as “one of
two collectible specimens for the bank,” realized $30,420 in an Oct.
25 sale by Manifest Auctions.
Currency graded the note Very Fine 20 Apparent, Minor Restorations.
The sale price includes a 17 percent buyer’s fee. The note had an
estimate of $40,000.
Also offered was a Series 1902 $5 note issued by the Harney County
National Bank of Burns (Oregon), one of only four large-size notes
known to exist from the bank. No grade was given for the note, which
had an estimate of $10,000. It sold for $7,605 with the buyer’s fee.
In addition, a serial number 1 Series 1999 $10 Federal Reserve note
sold for $3,510 including the buyer’s fee. According to the auction
catalog, the note is “a very strong VF [Very Fine].” It had an
estimate of $4,000.
For more information about the auction, telephone Manifest Auctions
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