ddr70s 1902 Type VA
1902 Plain Back with Blue Seal $20 P650-P663

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Note Description: $20 1902 Plain Back National Bank Notes
Grade: VF 35
Country: US
Note Number: 660
Seal Type: Blue
Certification #: 2509182-013  
Owner: ddr70
Sets Competing: ddr70s 1902 Type VA  Score: 450
Date Added: 11/20/2019
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

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Berwick, PA The Berwick NB Ch. # 6162 PMG 35 $20 1902 PB Fr. 660 SN 12303 pp A/880 Feb. 27, 1922. Bold stamped bank officers' signatures of B.D. Freas, Cashier and Charles C. Evans, President are features on this bright and sharply inked $20 Plain Back from this well collected and tightly held Columbia County bank.

In 1786, Evan Owen, an Englishman, decided to settle on the land along the Susquehanna River across from the Nescopeck Creek which is now called Berwick. He had originally purchased land from William Penn in the areas from around Bloomsburg all the way to Berwick. He decided to sell his land in Bloomsburg and settled in Berwick. In 1780, he began to plot out and survey lots here. Six years later, he coaxed the first settlers, Englishmen John and Robert Brown, to move here in 1786. They called the settlement “Owensburg”; however, Owen, a humble Quaker, renamed the land “Berwick”. He named it this because the wife of one of the Brown brothers hailed from Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland County, England.

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