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Fair Value

Fair Value
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
Valuation Techniques and Unobservable Inputs
The following section describes the valuation methodologies used by the Company for estimating fair value for financial instruments not recorded at fair value, but fair value is included for disclosure purposes only, as required under disclosure guidance related to the fair value of financial instruments.
Cash and Cash Equivalents — The carrying value of cash, amounts due from banks, federal funds sold and securities purchased under resale agreements approximates fair value.
Financing Notes Receivable — The financing notes receivable are valued on a non-recurring basis. The financing notes receivable are reviewed for impairment when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of such assets may not be recoverable. Financing notes with carrying values that are not expected to be recovered through future cash flows are written-down to their estimated net realizable value. Estimates of realizable value are determined based on unobservable inputs, including estimates of future cash flow generation and value of collateral underlying the notes.
Secured Credit Facilities — The fair value of the Company's long-term variable-rate and fixed-rate debt under its secured credit facilities approximates carrying value.
Unsecured Convertible Senior Notes — The fair value of the unsecured convertible senior notes is estimated using quoted market prices from either active (Level 1) or generally active (Level 2) markets.
Carrying and Fair Value Amounts
  Level within fair value hierarchy September 30, 2020 December 31, 2019
    Amount (1)
Fair Value
    Amount (1)
Fair Value
Financial Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents Level 1 $ 104,221,404  $ 104,221,404  $ 120,863,643  $ 120,863,643 
Financing notes receivable (Note 5) Level 3 1,202,960  1,202,960  1,235,000  1,235,000 
Financial Liabilities:
Secured credit facilities Level 2 $ —  $ —  $ 33,785,930  $ 33,785,930 
7.00% Unsecured Convertible Senior Notes
Level 1 —  —  2,084,178  2,820,832 
5.875% Unsecured Convertible Senior Notes
Level 2 114,843,705  84,957,044  116,239,318  122,508,000 
(1) The carrying value of debt balances are presented net of unamortized original issuance discount and debt issuance costs.