A beauty from the very popular CH# 978.
$20 1902 Plain Back of the National Whaling Bank of New London, Connectiut. My teaser was a bit deceiving because the charter is not popular because of the number, but rather the name of the bank. I knew there was something special the first time that I laid eyes on this note. This was my first encounter with a higher denomination (something other than the usual $5 issue) large size note from this historic institution. I know I will enjoy this note for years to come, as this piece will remain in my permanent collection.
The note was formerly graded by PCGS as VF 20 PPQ. The grade awarded by PMG is well deserved.
Thanks for looking.
Cheers and happy collecting.
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