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    Rare Bloomery Forge Store

    Bloomery, VA- Unknown Issuer at Bloomery Forge Store $1 1858 J-L PB50-08 Very Good-Fine.
    Bloomery, located in Hampshire County, was named for the type of early iron furnace in use at the time. It was the location for the Bloomery Furnace, built by the Bloomery Furnace Co. in 1844. The charcoal furnace had a weekly capacity of 60 net tons and was in business into the 1880s. The company store issued scrip for use by employees, with this $1 surprisingly printed by Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty. It features two end vignettes of Proserpina and a center vignette of Agriculture and Prosperity. Seen with tears, stains, and pinholes. This note is very rare with a Jones-Littlefield rarity rating of R-7, indicating a surviving population of 2-4 notes. We were aware of only two notes (the Aberon Collection example and the note illustrated in the Virginia catalog) at present. This third piece appears to be a new discovery and should be highly sought after.

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    April, 2021
    27th Tuesday
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