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 CT        CONNECTICUT
    CT  $ 100    City Bank

        of

  New Haven

 

   265 G 92c

 

 

   New Haven

 

No serial number, remainder. Bank title at top center. City scene of New Haven at lower center. Portrait of George Washington in oval to lower left. Red "100" upon reverse. A superb example of this American Bank Note Company issue. Clean, bright and as fresh as they come. Incredible embossing; as the red "100" upon the back is plainly raised higher when viewing the front of the note in person. An immaculate example of this high denomination issue, somewhat elusive remainder. No folds or problems of any kind.   GEM CU                  $195  

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   CT  $ 1

  Norfolk Bank

 

    330 G 2a

 

 

 Stunning Color

 

 

    Norfolk

No serial number, remainder. Bank title at top center. "1" on dies at top. Rollicking horses and cattle to lower left. White "1" on red counter to lower right. Surreal red background design. Plain back. Known only in remainder form and by no means common. This particular issue has to be one of the most breathtaking, appealing designs of the era. Roughly three or four years has passed since one of these hit the market, as one or two sheets were cut and have now been absorbed. The skill involved in engraving the intricate design of the overprint, the medallions and overall note never ceases to amaze. Simply an incredible work of art and a true delight to hold in one's hands. Obviously, the Norwalk Bank spared no expense when it came to acquiring their bank notes; as such a note's cost of production in the 1850's would be staggering. One of the most beautiful obsolete bank notes one could ever hope to see. Simply incredible and a true gem. GEM CU  $395  

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    CT  $  3

  Stonington Bank     

    415 G-28a             

 

 

 

 

PMG SUPERB

GEM UNC 67

      EPQ                   

 

 

 

 "Steamer Plymouth

           Rock"

 

 

 

    Stunning Red         

 

      Stonington        

 

          1850's       

No serial #, remainder (and a very scarce one at that). Central vignette of the paddle wheel / steam ship "Plymouth Rock". A breathtaking work of art created during the 1850's. Incredibly intricate red lathe overprint upon entire face of the note. Plain back. Not a common remainder, as so many are. I have serious reservations that the talent required to engrave this note exists in this day and time. Very few notes from this bank are known signed and issued. This particular note is known to exist issued; although never seen. A very fine signed note cataloged over 30 years ago in the "ancient" days of the 1980's at the amazing price of $175.00 in Haxby. An uncut sheet is listed in Haxby at $200; the remainder at $60.00 in "Unc"; both princely sums 30+ years ago when $700.00 would buy a choice very fine CSA T-3. At the same time, uncut sheets of most remainders from other locations cataloged at $5.00-$10.00, if any amount at all. The whole point - a scarce remainder and a beautiful one at that. Preserved in the unheard of grade of Superb Gem Uncirculated 67, EPQ; a startling fact considering this note is over 155 years old. To this day, uncut sheets must be handled, transported and moved about. The likely hood of encountering a near "perfect" example of an immaculate work of art such as this one are remote. One would never tire of gazing upon this piece. Eye appeal beyond words. A lovely "odd denomination" $3.00 note which is among the most beautiful obsolete bank notes in existence. Simply incredible.

PMG SUPERB

        GEM               UNCIRCULATED

       67 EPQ

 

EXCEPTIONAL

PAPER

QUALITY         

 $475  

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    CT  $ 50

  Union Bank

        In

  New London

 

 320 G 236a

 

 

 PCGS GEM NEW

    66 PPQ

 

 

  New London

 

    

No serial number, remainder. Very appropriately; central vignette of ship builders reviewing construction plans. Large red "50" overprint; lower left and right. Plain back. An incredibly high grade example of this somewhat tougher remainder. Haxby illustrates no issued notes upon the bank from this era nor are any known. Founded in 1792, the bank later became the National Union Bank In New London in 1865. While uncut sheets upon this bank do exist; just as with bonds or any other larger document, they are prone to folds or the like. Locating any remainder graded Gem New 66 is no easy feat. An underrated note from a nearly non collected area as the majority of obsolete collectors seem to focus their attention on Southern material.   PCGS GEM

 NEW 66 PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $185  

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 IN             INDIANA
    IN  $  1

  Savings Bank Of     

         Indiana                    125 G-2a            

 

     Connersville         

 

 

   PMG SUPERB                GEM

UNCIRCULATED 67

           EPQ                

 

 

 

  1853 Seated Liberty Dollar, Front

 

      1850's

No serial #; remainder. Central vignette of Mercury holding or rolling a very desirable U. S. 1853 Seated Liberty Dollar. Two women with wheat to lower left. Maiden within oval to lower right. Most interesting blue back design, bearing bank title and the reverse of two Seated Liberty Dollars. A lovely obsolete note from Connersville, Indiana which is always in high demand. The Savings Bank of Indiana was open for only a mere two years; 1855 to 1857. Consequently; very few signed notes are known. The example presented here is beyond splendid and remains in an amazing state of preservation. It is a scarce treat to see observe any note of this era in an Choice Uncirculated 65 grading service holder; much less the phenominal Grade of Superb Gem Uncirculated 67. Upon the rare occuance this grade level is attained, no obsolete note can be acquired for "bargain basement" prices....no matter if you are a dealer or a collector. In my humble opinion, such pieces are woefully under valued as it is. We are discussing a paper item which is over 155 years old. A superb obsolete note with tremndous eye appeal and a great deal going for it.

PMG SUPERB

       GEM

UNCIRCULATED

       67  EPQ

 

EXCEPTIONAL

PAPER

QUALITY

 $ 625  

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KS

 

                                                             

         KANSAS   

     TOUGH  STATE

    KS  $ 5

  Merchants Bank

 

  Ft. Leavenworth

      35 G6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PCGS Choice    

  New 63 PPQ       

 

 

  August 21, 1854    

Serial # 7559. Dated August 21st, 1854. Bank title at top. Vignette of maiden sitting next to shield at lower left. Agriculture and Commerce adjacent to a oval portrait of Zachary Taylor. Plain back and printed upon very thin paper. An amazingly high quality example of the issue. The Merchants Bank was a totally fraudulent bank, although notes did circulate outside of the Ft. Leavenworth area. I have had the opportunity to see a relatively good number of Merchant bank issues over the years and they are notorious for ink bleed. More than half of the notes from this bank I have encountered suffer from that fate. There exist a few high grade $5 notes in the four digit serial number range beginning with "75". Extremely difficult to locate without problems; much less housed in a "Choice New 63 PPQ" grading service holder. The Merchants bank printed only $2, $3, $5 and $10 denomination notes. Valued in Haxby in very fine at $100; a staggering sum at the time. At the same time; a very fine Confederate T-3 could be acquired for around $650. That note today is worth between $14-$23,000 in very fine. A lovely example of this scarce Kansas piece.

PCGS Choice

 New 63 PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

  SOLD

 

Reverse

    KS  $  10

  Merchants Bank

 

  Ft. Leavenworth

      35 G8

 

 Ft. Leavenworth

 

   August 21, 1854

Serial # 6812. Dated August 21, 1854. Bank title at top. Vignette of maiden seated in center. Bacchus to far right. Eagle atop shield to lower left. Plain back. Simply a gorgeous note issued for use at Ft. Leavenworth. Clean, crisp and bright. From the back, a pinhole is visible in the center. Further, two diagonal folds are present at the lower right back. These appear as though they could be sheet crimps based upon the scans; however, they are not. They are folds. Crackling crisp and as fresh as if it were printed yesterday. Irregardless, a virtually problem free issue and a rather scarce one at that. All collectors of Kansas material are aware of just how tough material is from that Territory or State. Here offered is a piece bearing superb eye appeal which is as clean as a pin.   AU  $525  

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   KS  $ 10

  The Drovers Bank   

   Kansas Territory   

 

   Whitfield 122          

      30 G22a               

 

 

 

     PCGS CHOICE

    ABOUT NEW 55               PPQ                

 

 

     Scarce Note 

 

 

     

  Leavenworth City

  Kansas Territory            

       Nov, 1856

No serial #, remainder - as all are. Printed date of November 1, 1856. A most appropriate and desirable central vignette of Indian on horseback spearing buffalo. Not the same vignette as that seen on several other obsolete bank notes. "10" on die at all four corners. "Kansas T." to left middle and "Leavenworth City" to middle right. Orange "X" ornate reverse. A superb example of this very scarce Kansas Territory issue. Of the very limited number I have seen in the last 45 years, the note here offered is extremely well trimmed. The few examples of this note I have had the occasion to see were trimmed terribly. The note offered here bears far above average trim for this particular issue. There are no issued notes from this bank and all are remainders. The only example seen by me housed in a grading service holder bearing the "PPQ" or Premium Paper Quality" moniker, thus no pinholes. The "flick" you see just left of center on the back is a piece of lint or the like which was lying on the scanner, it is not a pinhole. By far the best Drovers Bank note I have ever had the privilege of offering and one of the best I have ever seen. A note which looks much better in person than in the scan. One can only imagine what Territorial Kansas was like in 1856 when this note was printed. Pure Americana at it's best. A scarce and extremely high quality note; a combination which one cannot go wrong with. Very seldom offered.

PCGS CHOICE

ABOUT NEW 55 

        PPQ

 

 

 

Premium

Paper

Quality                 

 $575  

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   KY

 

                 KENTUCKY

     KY  $  5

  Bank of Kentucky

 

   195-G 20

 

     Proof

 

 

PCGS GEM NEW

       66 PPQ

 

 

 

     Louisville

No serial number; contemporary proof. Punch out cancelled, as all period proofs are. Bank title at top middle. Henry Clay within oval to left and Isaac Shelby within oval to right. Roman Senator to lower left; cherub to lower right. Central vignette of two hunters, dog and downed stag. A stunning black and white proof. Superb lay out, design and perfect in all respects. Assigned the unheard of grade of Gem New 66 PPQ by PCGS and it is quite obvious this note merits the grade. A pre-American Bank Note Company archives sale proof. Extremely scarce and one of the most attractive black and white proofs of the era. Clean, bright, well balanced and simply immaculate. Incredible eye appeal. Kentucky proofs are tough; especially this one. If there was ever a time to acquire contemporary proofs, that time is now. A very seldom seen proof of which 2-3 more may exist. It is highly doubtful that the remaining survivors are this well preserved.

PCGS GEM

NEW 66 PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $1775  

Reverse

     KY  $  1

  Richmond, KY

 Francis House

  

    Hughes 709

 

 

 

 

 

 PCGS Very Fine

       25

 

 

 

Payable CSA $$$

 

 

 

 

 

  Sept 24, 1862

No serial number. Dated September 24, 1862. Central vignette of Young woman holding oar and Indian maiden standing to far left. While there is a location for a serial number; I see no evidence that one was ever there. Plain back. An incredibly rare piece of Kentucky scrip and far superior to the piece plated in Hughes. Other than the Hughes plate note and this piece; none others are known. Very bold signature of John B. Francis "Proprietor" of the Francis House. The astounding aspect of this great rarity is that it is payable in Confederate Notes. Kentucky did not secede, remaining in the Union. Richmond is the County seat of Madison County, KY and located near the dead center of the state.  Were Madison County located near the Tennessee border; this piece could perhaps be somewhat more understood. There was a Civil War battle here on August 30, 1862; wherein Confederate forces under the command of E. Kirby Smith confronted 6,500 men under the command of Union General William Nelson. Of Nelson's 6,500 men - 5,300 were captured resulting in a resounding victory for Southern forces. Smith later moved to defend Knoxville and upon it's fall in late November of 1863, became Commander of the entire Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department. A most unusual piece printed upon thick paper, lacking a single pinhole or problem of any kind. Even though Kentucky was a "border" state to the Confederacy; it remained loyal to the Union. Seeing any piece payable in Confederate Treasury notes emanating from Kentucky is indeed rare and puzzling. To say that more research is needed is quite the understatement. Simply a wonderful, high quality rarity from the great State of Kentucky. I haven't the slightest clue as to where one could ever locate another.

PCGS    VERY FINE 25

 $ 695  

Reverse

    KY  $  10

   Southern Bank 

    Of Kentucky     

 

  Unlisted in Haxby

 although labeled by

      PCGS            

 

 

     Smithland

 

 

 

PCGS Very Fine 25

 

 

 

 Rare Contemporary

      Counterfeit

 

 

 

 

 

 X-Eric P. Newman

Serial # 745. Dated January 4, 1857. Central vignette of Agriculture holding ear of corn. Woman in oval at lower, middle portion of note. Plain back. An excessively rare contemporary counterfeit. No genuine examples of this note are known to survive. SENC or Surviving Example Not Confirmed via Haxby. The note depicted in Bowers is also a counterfeit. Printed signatures and location with brown ink date and serial numbers. The parent bank was located at Russellville with branches at Carrollton, Hickman, Lebanon, Louisville, Owensboro, and Smithland. Southern contemporary counterfeits are seen far, far less frequently than counterfeit obsolete notes from Northern states. The South lacked skilled engravers and printing facilities to produce such notes. Counterfeit notes of the era carry the same amount of history and intrigue as do genuine issues; if not more - in my humble opinion. I differ with Bowers wherein it is stated that contemporary counterfeits of the era are mere "fillers". A fascinating collection of Southern contemporary counterfeit obsolete notes could be assembled at a fraction of the cost of the same collection of genuine issues. There are perhaps 5 or 6 examples of this note known today. If this note was not a contemporary counterfeit, ( which was printed and circulated in the 1850's) it's value and cost would be 10 to 20 times higher. In my humble opinion, a true "sleeper" and a fascinating one at that. Worthy of much more research and as of today; an "unexplored" area of obsolete note collecting.

PCGS Very Fine

       25             

 

 

 

My Grade:

 

Fine

 $ 250  

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 MD                  MARYLAND  
      MD  $  5

  Allegany County

        Bank

 

     155 G 6c

 

 February 13, 1861

 

 

 

        GEM

 

     Cumberland

 

 

   FULLY ISSUED

 

 

 

PMG Gem New 65

       EPQ

Serial # 1021. Dated February 13, 1861. Center right vignette of coal miners taking a break. Three maidens standing holding a shield bearing a "5" to left. Young girl to the maiden's right. Amazing orange lathework throughout. Three white "FIVE'' areas surrounded by the lathework. Plain back. It is isn't difficult to determine that this is the work of the American Bank Note Company of New York at a glance. Simply a gorgeous, fully issued obsolete and housed in a Gem New 65 PMG holder. Rare indeed is any obsolete bank note which rises to the lofty level required to meet the brutal criteria applied to these notes by the grading services. As I have indicated before; these 150 year old, hand trimmed notes are held to the same standard as a U.S. note printed in 2017. An interesting aspect of this issue is the fact that the American Bank Note Company logo appears on the note at all. The "ABC" logo may be seen just to the left of the young girl's portrait. One may observe that the actual imprint of the American Bank Note Co. appears at the bottom left, below the three maidens. In those instances wherein the ABNCo actually printed and engraved the note (as here), the logo does not normally appear. The full imprint "American Bank Note Company" appears on such notes; although not the logo. Generally, the logo was utilized for notes printed and engraved by other firms which were acquired by the American Bank Note Company. These notes retain the original printer and engravers name, such as Rawdon, Wright & Hatch, NY and so on. It is speculated this was an error, although no conclusive proof is known. Irregardless, an opportunity to acquire an absolutely beautiful, fully issued obsolete bank note in an incredibly high grade. Not one in 100,000 obsoletes will ever grade this high.

PMG GEM

 NEW 65

 

EPQ

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 $495  

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     MD  $  5

  Allegany County

        Bank

 

     155 G 6c

 

 February 13, 1861

 

 

     Cumberland

 

 

 

 

Colorful-fully issued

Serial # 1132. Dated February 13, 1861. Bank title and denomination in center. Three maidens holding "5" on shield to far left. Young girl to their right. Fantastic coal mining vignette, center right. Beautiful orange/red background. Plain back. Another classic example of just why the American Bank Note Company was considered the "premier" bank note engraver and producer of the era. Simply a stunning, fully issued note. Superb eye appeal and a note one never tires of looking upon. Dead, solid perfect trim. A few years back, a small group of these appeared which have now been absorbed. The area which appears to be a fold at the upper left back is actually a sheet crimp. Nonetheless, due to it's location we shall deem it a fold. However; the very, very tiny bend at the far upper right from the back is a tiny fold. What appears to be a "cut" or mark at the woman's face holding the "5" is actually a mark in the Mylar holder the note was scanned in. A true work of art if there ever was one. Choice AU++  $325  

Reverse
Pic 2

    MD  $ 10

Hagerstown Bank

 

  MD 240 G46b

 

 

    PMG GEM

 UNCIRCULATED

       66 EPQ

Serial # 4951. Plate "A". Remainder. Central vignette of young boys. Agriculture standing to far right. Red "10" and "X" overprint. Plain back. Not a rare note; although not as easy as one might think in this condition. Likely cut from original sheets in modern times. These sheets were subject to folds, wrinkling, staining and any other problem which could affect paper of this age. Consequently; even though the note itself is not difficult to locate, it is tough to find when found housed in a PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 holder.

  PMG

GEM UNC

      66

    EPQ

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 $150  

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ME

   ME

 $  5

The Searsport Bank     

     540-G8c

 

 Searsport 1860

 

 

 

 

       PMG GEM

  UNCIRCULATED

       66   EPQ

No serial #. Remainder. Undated, although we know this bank issued notes in early 1861. Simply superb vignette of Eagle perched on rock with three masted sailing ships to the eagle's right and left. Small portrait of young woman to right. Anchor, chain and other nautical implements to lower right. Red "FIVE" overprint. Plain back. An extremely attractive example of this American Bank Note Company product. From an area rich in maritime history. Searsport found it's beginnings in ship building during the 1830's-1850's. Possessing Maine's second largest deep water port, it is indeed a beautiful area. It only comes natural that the note here offered depicts nautical items, such as the two ships, anchor etc.. Not found in high grade frequently; even in remainder form. One has to remember that uncut sheets of these notes were subject to handling and all other manners of damage during the last 150 years. The fact that this example grades Gem Uncirculated 66 is truly amazing. Superb eye appeal and a note that would please the most discriminating collector.

PMG GEM

UNCIRCULATED

   66 EPQ

 

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 $395  

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  MI                   MICHIGAN
   MI  $  1

     State Bank

          of

     Michigan

 

    160 G 2a

 

 

 

      Detroit

 

 

 

 Incredible Color

No serial number, remainder. Bank title at top center. Amazing vignette of two bucks and eagle surrounding shield. Plain back. Words cannot describe the beauty of this piece. Known only in remainder form; with most being poorly trimmed and not remotely as nice as the note offered here. Interestingly, this piece utilizes the new "Lyman's Protection" to discourage counterfeiting. As may be seen, the concept is set forth upon the note itself and relates to the placement of the line at "one third", "one half", etc.. Lyman's anti-counterfeiting measure did not "catch on" in the production of obsoletes; although this note presents a very interesting study. Further; no counterfeiter would go to the expense of utilizing the required amount of expensive red ink needed to counterfeit this note. Much, much more scarce than one would think in this grade. Perfect trim and totally blemish free. If this note would not grade Superb New 67, I certainly don't know what would. A vibrant, breathtaking 160 year old note.  GEM CU  $275  

Reverse

NE                 NEBRASKA
    NE  $  1  Bank of Florence

 

     40_G2a

 

 PCGS GEM NEW

       66 PPQ

 

     Florence

 

       1856

No serial number; unissued remainder as 99.99% of these are. A splendid work of art from the famous Eric C. Newman collection. Central vignette of what appear to be pilgrims communicating with Indians. To left; Indian standing in full native attire holding bow and iron trade axe. Woman in oval to lower right. Red "ONE" overprint. Plain back. The Bank of Florence was founded in 1856 and failed in 1858. Issued notes on this bank are for the most part unknown. Clean, bright and extremely well inked. Simply an amazing piece of American history from a location that was in 1856; less than safe. The Indians still roamed this area when this note was printed. Simply gorgeous and an extremely historically significant piece.

PCGS GEM

NEW 66 PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $325  

Reverse

    NE  $ 5  Bank of Florence

 

     40_G8a

 

 

 

 PCGS GEM NEW

       66 PPQ

 

     Florence

 

       1856

No serial #; remainder as nearly all of these are. Intriguing central vignette of frontiersmen on left side of shield and Indians on the right side. Indians on horseback in the background. Large beaver depicted to lower left. Man in oval portrait to mid right. Red "FIVE" overprint. Plain back. As stated above, this bank was short lived, having been founded in 1856 and failing in 1858. Any experiment with a bank in the Nebraska Territory in 1856 was a gamble. The population was sparse; Native Americans still roamed at large and the odds of being attacked were high. It would be a good many years before this area became conducive to full, worry free settlement and gained significant population to sustain a bank. I suppose this is one of the most appealing aspects of these early Nebraska pieces. This great country was still expanding and this piece was issued at a time when that expansion was no where near complete. Irregardless; a true piece of Americana which is as well preserved as one could ever hope for. Simply an amazing miracle of survival.

PCGS GEM

NEW 66 PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $325  

Reverse

    NE  $  1

  Omaha City Bank   

and Land Company                                      

       70 G-2a    

          

Omaha-Fully Issued

 

  January 1, 1855

Serial # 757. Dated January 1, 1855. Central vignette of two Native Americans hunting. Farmer to upper left and child with rabbits to lower right. Intricate, ochre front with white "1", left center and right center. Plain back. American Bank Note Company imprint at middle bottom. Not rare in remainder form; although very seldom seen signed and issued. Upon the very rare occasion an example is found issued, none I have ever seen grade above Fine....if that. Simply a work of art and the highest grade issued example known to date. Pure Americana at it's finest and a classic example of the engraver's art which I fear may be lost forever. Extremely Fine  $175  

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Pic 2

   NE  $ 1

Western Exchange

Fire & Marine Ins.  

         Co. 

   201 MC 2

  Omaha City

 November 1857

 

 

PMG Superb Gem

  Uncirculated 67

      EPQ

 

  Bright White

Serial # 8167. Engraved date of Nov. 2nd. Same central vignette used by the printer and engraver, Danforth, Wright & Co. New York & Philadelphia as that utilized on the Arkansas Cincinnati & Little Rock Slate Co $2 note out of Little Rock. A group of Indians gaze upon their ultimate demise; the "Iron Horse" as it runs through the valley below. Red "ONE" overprint. Plain back. There is no way that the engraver of this note knew in 1857 just what this vignette would ultimately lead to. I have seen a very good number of uncut sheets of these notes through the years; however, one would be surprised just how hard it is to locate a note this exceptional from one of these sheets. Most of the uncut sheets I have seen are stained, miss-handled, bear tears and just don't have a note this nice in the whole sheet. These uncut sheets tend to tone. As bright white and choice as I have seen this issue. Very, very few notes of any kind will be assigned the nearly unheard of grade of Superb Gem Uncirculated 67, EPQ by the grading services. An amazing example of a note which is seen with some degree of frequency; although I can see that changing before my very eyes. Even though seen with some degree of regularity; you may rest assured this note is not seen graded Superb Gem Unc 67 and as bright white as this example.  Simply a splendid, visual portrayal of pure American history. An exquisite example of the engravers art which I fear is lost. Pure Americana at it's finest.

PMG Superb Gem Unc 67

EPQ:

Exceptional Paper Quality

 $350  

Reverse

   NE  $ 2

Western Exchange

Fire & Marine Ins.  

         Co. 

   206 MC 4

  Omaha City

 November 1857

RCGS GEM UNC 66

     

Serial # 9800. Unissued remainder; which is practically the only means of acquiring this piece. Simply incredible central vignette of Indian Brave standing next to his horse gazing upon his future demise, a steam locomotive. Indian Brave at rest to lower right and some fellow who looks like he had one rough Friday night at the Saloon to left.  "TWO" red overprint. Plain back. Engraved date of Nov. 2nd 1857. This series of notes presents the most exquisite vignettes of any I am aware of. Perhaps it is my passion for the American Indian. Whatever the case may be; the underlying historical significance of each vignette on this series is amazing. Graded Gem CU 66 by RCGS....and the note is every bit of that. These issues are notorious for toning; which is the norm with this issue. Otherwise, you would not see a grade of Gem Unc 66 placed upon this example. Most are so bad they look like a grocery bag. What I am saying is that this example is superb for the issue. It took me a great deal of time to put the set here offered together; having rejected most every note I saw. Simply gorgeous and an amazing piece of historical Americana. Bearing perhaps the most ironic vignette seen any obsolete bank note known; that of an Indian Brave gazing down upon that which would be his and his people's ultimate demise. Extremely thought provoking.

GEM CU

 

RCGS:

Gem Uncirculated 66

 $325

 

 

 

Reverse

   NE  $ 3

Western Exchange

Fire & Marine Ins.  

         Co. 

   211 MC 6

  Omaha City

 November 1857

 

    PMG SUPERB        GEM UNC 66      

         EPQ           

Serial # 4697. Breathtaking central vignette of a Indian Brave shooting a Bison while riding bare back. Absolutely incredible down to the very last detail. Very rarely found issued. I often wonder just how the engravers back East in the large cities of New York and Philadelphia came by these images. None of them had ever set foot in these far away Territories and seen an Indian. Photography was in it's very early stages and I seriously doubt that was used. Catlin plus McKinney and Hall and been out West many years earlier but did not do images in this detail in their respective portfolio's. Irregardless, it is easy to forget that this note was engraved in 1856 or 57; at a time when the West was not won. The example offered here is immaculate in all respects. It doesn't matter how many of these you see; one would be very hard pressed to locate a nicer piece than this one. An amazingly high quality, odd denomination $3 piece! These issues were prone to tone by various degrees. The note here offered is bright white, bearing incredible clarity and contrast. A superb piece of Americana.

PMG Gem          

Uncirculated 66    

   EPQ                       

Exceptional

Paper

Quality

 $350

 

 

 

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NY                NEW YORK
  NY  $50

  Bank of Sing

       Sing

 Sing Sing, NY

    PROOF

 NY 2580 G 14a

 

 

   PCGS GEM  

     NEW 65

        PPQ

No serial #.  Simply an immaculate example from this always desirable bank. The Bank's title evokes a high degree of desirability, quite similar to a "Tombstone", Arizona National or the like. While this wonderful title is most desirable; the note is rare as well. Even though in operation from 1853 to 1865; Haxby lists no known issued notes on the bank. It's fate is listed as "unknown". The $50 note here offered was printed upon a proof sheet with the $5 at top, the $20; the $50 next, followed by the $100. While a very limited number of Bank of Sing Sing proofs did survive; most are very condition challenged. Upon the original sale of the American Bank Note Company archives; many proof sheets and single proofs from this old engraving and printing firm were found lying in the floor, stained, wet and ruined. This is especially true with regard to Bank of Sing Sing proofs. Consequently; it is very difficult, if not impossible to locate an undamaged or high end piece from this ever popular bank. In fact, this note may well be the finest known piece from the Bank of Sing Sing. I have never seen a $100 note from this Bank and this is the only $50 I have owned in over 40 years in the business. To put it another way; locating a Gem New 65 $50 proof on this bank is akin to finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Rarity and quality, a combination one cannot go wrong with. A quality note from a bank which will be highly sought after 100 years from now. A true miracle of survival and a very scarce opportunity.

PCGS

GEM NEW 65

 

 

 

PPQ

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $3950  

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Pic 2

PA      PENNSYLVANIA  
  PA  $ 5

    Bank of    

  Gettysburg

 155 G 32 Proof

      1850's

 

 Excessively Rare

No serial number. Proof on card stock. Central vignette of Indian family at left and white woman with children; both beside shield. Bacchus in oval to left and unknown Greek Goddess to right. Plain back save for "Property of American Bank Note CO" stamp. Excessively rare. Most all denominations from this small bank are listed as SENC (Surviving Example Not Confirmed). The rarity of this piece cannot be overstated. The few known extant today are pre American Bank Note Company sale proofs. All with very dark toning and severe spotting, foxing and other problems. One of the very few proofs I have handled which is printed upon card stock only. This fact certainly does not detract from the beauty or eye appeal of this example. I can't imagine how much more "Civil War" one can get than a note from the small village in Pennsylvania wherein one of the most significant battles of the Civil War took place. Also the location where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous "Gettysburg Address". An incredible piece of American history and the first I've owned in over four decades. Four full margins, bright and as clean as a pin. A truly amazing piece of Americana, which by all rights should be in a museum for all to see and admire. Breathtaking.

Choice

Uncirculated

Proof

 $3250  

Reverse

    PA  $ 100

 Manual Labor Bank 

      445 G20            Hoober 305-369     

 

 

 

 

PCGS Choice About  New 58  PPQ

 

 

 

 

    Philadelphia

 

September 10, 1838                   

Serial # 234. Brown ink date of September 10, 1838. Central vignette of men working at a glass factory; a most unusual and popular scene. Men may be seen blowing glass, heating it and shaping it. Extremely interesting and a vignette which takes us back to 1838 when glass bottles or the like were "blown", not placed into pre-formed molds o. "100" in panels at each corner. Franklin and a Dr. Doytt within oval, right and left of central vignette. Plain back. While not rare, the $100 issue is the most popular among collectors and the most difficult to locate. The example offered here is pristine. Very generously inked, exceptional trim, clean, bright; bearing superb eye appeal. Having earned the "PPQ" or Premium Paper Quality" designation, the note is sure to be free of any pinholes or ink bleed problems. A very appealing example of a 180 year old obsolete bank note which provides an extraordinary glimpse into glass making nearly two centuries ago.

PCGS CHOICE

ABOUT NEW 58

PPQ

 

PREMIUM

PAPER

QUALITY

 $175  

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 RI   RHODE ISLAND
    RI  $ 5

  Bank of America

 

   235-G14a

 

   Providence

 

 PCGS SUPERB

 GEM NEW 67 

       PPQ

Remainder. Simply an incredible example of the work performed by the National Bank Note Company. To the left, stands Liberty holding a wreath. This exact vignette was utilized upon the Confederate Montgomery $100 issue of 1861, the T-3. Anchor to lower left. Plain back. Gorgeous green overprint which is not done justice by the scan. By no means as common as many of the high grade remainders we see today. To observe any 160 year old note housed in a "Superb Gem New 67 PPQ" grading service holder is surreal in this day and time. Very, very few will make this grade and a magnificent sight to see in person.

PCGS

Superb Gem

New 67

 

PPQ

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $275  

Reverse

WI       WISCONSIN
   WI  $  2

The Corn Exchange

         Bank                 

     850 G-4a               

  PCGS SUPERB

  GEM NEW 68       

         PPQ

 

 

 

      WAUPUN

Serial # 9465. Unsigned remainder. An amazingly realistic depiction of Andrew Jackson to the upper left. Eagle standing upon shield to right of Jackson. Large gray "2" overprint to mid right. Red "TWO" overprint across lower middle. While not a rare note; locating an example in the Grade of Superb Gem New 68 is indeed tough. It isn't difficult to determine that this note is the product of the American Bank Note Company; as the note's quality is incredible. No issued notes are known upon this bank. If you seek the very highest quality imaginable, you cannot go wrong here. An amazing note which speaks for itself. One may rest assured that very, very few obsolete bank notes reside in Gem New 68 holders.

SUPERB GEM

NEW 68 PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $475  

Reverse
Pic 2

    WI  $ 3

The Corn Exchange

         Bank                 

     850 G-6a               

  PCGS SUPERB

  GEM NEW 68       

         PPQ

 

 

      WAUPUN

Serial # 9465. Unsigned remainder and quite understandably, from the same sheet as the above note. No issued notes known. Vignette of three females next to small "3". Large, gray "3" overprint to mid right. Large, red "THREE" overprint. Amazing realistic portrait of Daniel Webster to lower right. Plain back. While remainders are available from this bank; seldom does the opportunity to observe, much less acquire, a Gem New 68 arise. This is as near perfection as one could ever hope for. In fact, I fail to see how any note could grade higher than this example or the note listed above. I do not know how one could ever acquire a nicer piece of Americana. Breathtaking.

SUPERB GEM

 

NEW 68 PPQ

 

Premium

Paper

Quality

 $475  

Reverse
Pic 2

Non obsolete-Nationals, MPC, Colonials, ETC.
 National  $  10

STERLING, CO

 

 Logan County NB

         of

 Sterling, Colorado

 

      Fr. 625

 

 1902 Plain Back

 

 PCGS FINE 12

Serial # 12876E. Charter 7973. The Logan County National Bank of Sterling, Colorado. Logan County is located in Northeast Colorado and saw a branch of the Oregon Trail; namely the Overland trail, transverse it during the great migration West between the years of 1862-1868.Thousands upon thousands of those headed West utilized this portion of the Oregon Trail. Nearly all National Bank Notes from this area are scarce and this one is downright rare. About as nice as one could ever hope for from this location. Housed in a PCGS Fine 12 holder bearing no negative connotations. PCGS Fine 12  $1250  

Reverse

National  $ 10

 WEST, TEXAS

 

    Fr. 625

 

1902 Plain Back

 

 PCGS Good 6

Serial # 9304E. Charter 8239, The National Bank of West, Texas. Kelly shows a mere 4 large sized notes outstanding from this Texas town of around 2,800 people which is located some 70 miles South of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. While not high grade; none of the three remaining West Nationals are. A very rare and most desirable note from a very small Texas location; thus, highly collectable as such. PCGS Good 6  $1175  

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