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    Scarce Barnesville, Ohio, $1 Original Series Note

    Barnesville, OH - $1 Original Fr. 380 The First National Bank Ch. # 911 PMG Choice Very Fine 35.
    A scarce $1 Original Series note that was once part of an uncut sheet; all four positions are now listed on the census as individual notes. First Charter National Banknotes, initially enacted in 1863, are among the most beautifully designed and engraved Federal currency issues. Often their vignettes portray dramatic scenes reflecting American history, or allegorical representations in the spirit of Union patriotism at a critical juncture of the Civil War. A particular bank's note circulation was guaranteed by the purchase of United States interest bearing loans which further financed the war effort. This attractive First Charter period design type shows Concordia at the right center face and the Landing of the Pilgrims, adapted from Edwin White's painting, on the intricate green back within an oval cartouche. To the left of that vignette are the state arms, in this case those of Ohio (this arms vignette varied depending on the state of issue). This is an early delivery note with a blue treasury serial number at the left end. Six examples are listed on Track & Price with this one of the finer. The face top margin is close or slightly inward in a spot, but the back is perfectly framed and the note is very bright on both sides. Ex: our 2009 CSNS sale, lot 12993 (realized $1,495); Yoder Family Collection. We sold the Lazy Deuce from this former serial 563 sheet for $6,000 in our 2018 FUN auction, the same show where Mike purchased his example from Harry Jones.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.


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