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    Very Rare City of Louisiana $1 Note

    Louisiana, MO - City of Louisiana $1 May 1, 1874. PCGS Very Good 10 Apparent.
    This is a very rare series and location. The town also issued municipal small-change notes during the Civil War. Printed locally by the St. Louis Democrat Litho. and Printing Co. On this interesting layout, the frame with corner embellishments and the protector guilloche are in green. The wide vignette at top center shows a train traveling over a long railroad bridge spanning the river. The dog's head vignette at upper left, titled Caesar, was originally engraved by the American Bank Note Co. after Sir Edwin Landseer's Odin. A "1" die is at upper right. At the bottom, a train rounds a bend at left, and a child's bust portrait is at right. The security back is in brown with the title at center flanked by ONE/1 dies. This is similar to the layout observed on the City of Jefferson notes. Plate A. No.4645. Grading notes "Splits, Tears, and Tape Repairs." We have only one auction record available, the Schingoethe Part 3: Lot 1892 example sold in June 2005 for $1265 graded Very Fine by Smythe & Co. The face appearance is still quite appealing, and this note is very rare.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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