Auction Name: 2020 January 8 - 14 FUN Currency Signature Auction - Orlando
Lot Number: 20732
Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/3576-20732
New York Weekly Express Newspaper Saturday Evening September 12, 1840. What makes this almost 180 year old newspaper so special is the drawing of an 1840 $50 Treasury Note which is a Hessler X99A. At top far left is a small article about the new Treasury Notes. One comment stated, "Mr. (Martin) Van Buren came into power on "Eagles" and "Yellow Boys," and he leaves us Treasury Paper, created under his own administration, by his own desire!" "Eagles" and "Yellow Boys" are monikers for gold coins. The dimensions of this newspaper are approximately 23 by 27.5 inches. The note drawing measures approximately 8 by 4 inches. We have never auctioned an example of a Hessler X99A. This four page newspaper is not graded and it does have a few holes and edge wear, but the drawing of the note has avoided these mishaps. At upper right is an oval rubber stamping that reads, "James Wright Brown Journalistic Collection." There will be no returns on this lot for any reason.