Unique in Large SizeHerndon, VA - $10 1902 Plain Back Fr. 626 The NB of Herndon Ch. # (S)9635
This is the only large note known from Herndon, once a sleepy rural town in Fairfax County and now a high tech center and bedroom community for Washington, D.C. This community has an unusual numismatic connection, having been named in honor of naval explorer William Lewis Herndon. Herndon commanded the SS Central America, the so-called "ship of gold," on its fateful last voyage in 1857, going down with his ship and its golden cargo after having helped to save 150 passengers and crew. The note bears the familiar Virginia pedigrees of Elvin Miller and Emmett Brooks, having been obtained by our consignor at the Brooks sale in 2003 for just under $3000. Expect a substantially higher realization today, as unique notes from the Commonwealth are only available on the infrequent offerings of great collections such as the Old Line holdings. Pen signed PMG Very Fine 20.
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