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    Superb T. R. Livingston French Point 1862 $1.25 Scrip Payable in the Cherokee Nation

    French Point, MO - T. R. Livingston & Co. Redeemable at J. M. Bryant's Store, C.[herokee] N.[ation], or at my Headquarters $1.25 July 1, 1862. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    This T. R. Livingston July 1, 1862, $1.25 issued note is in exceptional grade. It is difficult to imagine a finer example. At first glance, it appears to be as made, which at that time was under less than ideal conditions. This is printed on sturdy brown (or buff as noted in the EPN inventory) rag paper. The style and layout are similar to the $1 note and other denominations in the series. Intricate ends, elaborate corners, and wavy-line borders contain the typeset text. Town and date are at the top, half-shaded ONE DOLLAR & 25 CENTS is underneath, and the Gothic "In Confederate Money" is bolded across. The obligation near the bottom states it was "Redeemable at J. M. Bryant's Store, C.[herokee] N.[ation], or at my Headquarters." The issuer is engraved. The T. R. Livingston & Co. countersignature is on the blank back. No. 136. Broadly margined for the type and series. The upper left edge just slightly affects the ornaments near the top. An extremely well-detailed, deeply inked impression: a "wonder" note with immense historical context.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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