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    Exceedingly Rare Artisans Bank, New York Issued Note

    New York, NY- Artisans Bank $1 Oct. 20, 1856 G2a PMG Very Fine 20.
    This bank's notes would be virtually unknown to Obsolete collectors if not for the 1990 American Bank Note Company Archive auction's proof sheets, all with different configurations and diagnostics. Issued notes from this title are exceedingly rare. We know of only three. The bank's history is unclear, but it was short-lived. After it closed, its remaining notes appeared to be guaranteed as sound and redeemed when presented.
    The type offered here is artistically rendered with the highest standards, as expected from the Danforth, Wright & Co., New-York & Philad. imprint. The note has a full red tint on black lace across the note with tall numeral "1" protectors outlined in white flanking the center vignette of a standing blacksmith. At the lower left is the New York Bank Seal. At the lower right, a facing young boy's portrait, his gaze frozen in time and with a timeless impatience evident, is used on this series only. Overall, this is a very attractive issued note with vibrant color, considering its circulation. It is well margined with mostly clean surfaces. PMG added a comment about restoration which is not readily apparent. This note is superior in most ways to the twenty proof impressions known, many which have been auctioned for $5,000 or more. A regal note from New York City.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2021
    6th-8th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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