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$10 1902PB  American-Traders N.B. of Birmingham, AL  Ch. #7020  Good.  Well-worn, with a rough top edge.   . . .   FACE    . . .   BACK   . . .   $75.00

$10 1902PB  The N.B. of Arkansas at Pine Bluff  Ch. #10768  Fine, with a staple hole that doesn't distract.  Light but legible signatures.  A very scarce bank, with just 10 large size notes reported and a Kelly value of $1000!   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   395.00

$10 1902PB  The First N.B. of Anaheim, CA  Ch. #6481  Good.  Decent color and legible signatures, but very rough around the edges and with a piece of tape on the back.  Scarce, with only nine large size notes in the census.  An affordable example from the home of Disneyland.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   675.00

$20 1902PB  The First N.B. of Delano, CA  Ch. #9195  Good-VG.  Bright and presentable for the grade, just well-circulated and slightly rough around the edges.  I've seen worse notes in "Fine 12" slabs.  A genuinely rare Kern County prize: this was the only issuing bank in town; it issued large size notes only; and this previously unknown note is only the fifth one to surface from this location.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   3350.00

$10 1902PB  The First N.B. of La Verne, CA  Ch. #9599  Fine, with some staining, including a tape or mounting stain at the bottom left corner visible front to back, and a couple of minor paper pulls.  That said, this a presentable note with a decent appearance, considerably more attractive -- in my opinion -- than the one in Heritage's September 2019 Long Beach sale.  Legible pen signatures help.  A very tough note from eastern Los Angeles County, which changed its name from the First National Bank of Lordsburg in 1917.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   1550.00

$5 1929I  The Seaboard N.B. of Los Angeles, CA  Ch. #12545  VG-Fine   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   59.00

$5 1902PB  The Peoples N.B. of Los Angeles, CA  Ch. #12755  VG.  The scarcer first title, with only 11 notes reported.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   240.00

$5 1902PB  The N.B. of Commerce of Los Angeles, CA  Ch. #12755  VG, with quite a few pinholes.  The slightly more available second title.  Still an uncommon L.A. issuer.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   185.00

$20 1929I  The Western N.B. in Los Angeles, CA  Ch. #13187  Fine+  A very scarce L.A. note: just 10 examples reported with this title.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   225.00

$20 1929I  The First N.B. of Monterey, CA  Ch. #7058  Fine.  Ex-Phil Krakover Sale in 1990, and in my collection until I upgraded it a couple of years ago.   . . .   FACE   . . .     565.00

$10 1929I  The First N.B. of Mountain View, CA  Ch. #10324  Fine.  One staple hole that is only visible when the note is held up to a light, hardly worth mentioning.  A very presentable example from this nicely-named city in northern Santa Clara County, the heart of Silicon Valley.  Just 11 small size notes known, and only a couple of public offerings of 1929 notes in the last decade.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   695.00

$10 1929I  The First N.B. of Oakdale, CA  Ch.#7502  Fine or a bit better.  Stanislaus County. . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   450.00

$10 1929I  The First N.B. of Olive, CA  Ch. #10891  PCGS  VF 30 PPQ  A rare Orange County note, and tied for the finest known -- in large or small size -- from this bank.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   2650.00

$20 1929I  The First N.B. of Pacific Grove, CA  Ch. #13375  VF or better, but pressed and cleaned up a bit.  The result is a bright and attractive-appearing note that looks more like AU at first glance.   Monterey County.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   565.00

$10 1929I  Palo Alto N.B., Palo Alto, CA  Ch. #13212  PMG Fine 15 "Net" for "Rust," which is so minor I'm surprised it merited a net grade.  There also are a couple of pinholes not noted by PMG.  Overall a decent specimen from this northern Santa Clara County municipality that has become the heart of Silicon Valley.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   375.00

$5 1929II  The Salinas N.B., Salinas, CA  Ch. #13380  Fine.  An evenly circulated Type II from the Monterey County seat.  With this note, I'm pleased to simultaneously offer every town that issued Nationals in Monterey County, and every small-size-issuing bank (the only institution missing is the First National Bank of Salinas, and you can see a gorgeous Brown Back from that bank on my "Contact" page).   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   465.00

$50 1902DB  The Anglo & London Paris N.B., San Francisco, CA  Ch. #(P)9174  Fine+.  A nice Date Back $50 from this internationally-named bank.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   750.00

$20 1929I  The Anglo & London Paris N.B., San Francisco, CA  Ch. #9174  Fine, but with some glue on the back that probably can be removed.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .    53.00

$5 1929II  Pacific N.B. of San Francisco, CA  Ch. #12579  VG-Fine.  Type II Fives are the scarcest type and denomination combination from this bank, with this note one of five reported.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   125.00

$5 1902PB Brotherhood N.B. of San Francisco, CA  Ch. #13016  Fine.  The note looks a bit better than the scan for some reason; it's really quite decent for the grade.  A scarce labor bank.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   260.00

$20 1929I  City N.B. of San Francisco, CA  Ch. #13016  Fine, perhaps slightly better.  A pleasing example bearing the second title of the Brotherhood National Bank.  The only San Francisco bank from which series of 1929 notes are truly scarce.  . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   120.00

$20 1929I  B. of America N. Trust and Savings Assoc., San Francisco, CA  Ch. #13044  PCGS Very Choice New 64 PPQ.  Gorgeous note, would be a Gem with slightly better centering.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   225.00

$20 1929II  B. of America N. Trust and Savings Assoc., San Francisco, CA  Ch. #13044  VG-Fine, with a small nine-digit number written on the back.   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   38.00

$5 1902PB  The First N.B. of Vallejo, CA  Ch. #9573  VG, with a few edge nicks and pinholes.  A well worn example, but reasonably priced.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   425.00

$20 1929I  The Pajaro Valley N.B. of Watsonville, CA  Ch. #9621  Fine.  A very elusive Santa Cruz County issuer.  Just 13 small size notes reported, and they tend to be closely held.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   1195.00

$5 1902PB  The First N.B. of Whittier, CA  Ch. #5588  VF, with a few small rust spots on the back that detract only slightly.  Really attractive!   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   625.00

$20 1929II  The Whittier N. Trust and Savings B., Whittier, CA  Ch. #7999  VF.  A nice looking note, with good color and some crispness remaining.  This is only the second reported Type II $20 from this popular Los Angeles County location where Richard Nixon attended college.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   465.00

$10 1902PB  The Hamilton N.B. of Denver, CO  Ch. #(W)9887  Fine-VF, although it would probably rate a VF 20 or 25 if slabbed.  A nice note from a better Denver bank.  Just 24 notes reported.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   395.00

$20 1902PB  The First N.B. of Greeley, CO  Ch. #(W)3178  Fine.  Rounded corners and some discoloration, but not bad.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   225.00

$10 1929II  The First N.B. of Johnstown, CO  Ch. #8636  Fine-VF  A very elusive Weld County bank, with 14 small size notes and one sheet reported, and no public offerings since 2013.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   695.00

$10 1929I  The First N.B. of Wray, CO  Ch. #8752  Fine-VF.   . . .   FACE   . . .   BACK   . . .   245.00