A very rare FIRST CHARTER PERIOD ISSUE with EXCEPTIONAL EYE-APPEAL . This note is from the METROPOLITAN National Bank of PITTSBURGH (PA)
$10 1875 Series NBN. The location is not important, as this is the PERFECT TYPE NOTE, with STRONG SIGNAURES and AMPLE MARGINS. The colors remain bold and the central image on the back is Stronger than antcipated.
Note displays goregous "blue-stain": anti-counterfeiting marking applied at the BEP on selct 1875 NBN and 4th Issue fractional currency.
FULLY ORIGINAL--a characteristic not shared by many notes from this era. There are NO repairs or restorations of any nature. The edges are solid, with a pinhole or two.
Note grades PCGS Fine 12, despite having been recorded as VF for several decades--it's just that nice!