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    Baltimore, MD- Western Mechanics Savings Institution 12-1/2¢ ___ 1839 UNL Shank 5.169.5P Proof PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.
    Chartered in 1830, this firm continued in business until 1841. This well printed scrip note was quite representative of the large number of scrip notes in circulation as a consequence of the Panic of 1837. This note has vignettes of a steamship, an allegorical scene of a woman and child by a beehive, and a Spanish 1 Reale coin (such coins remained legal tender until 1857.) It is printed on India paper mounted on cardstock. This note was originally part of a three note uncut sheet from the landmark Schingoethe Collection.


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