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    Exceptional Issued Saint Nicholas Bank "Santa Claus" $5 Vignette Type V Note
    Unique with this Design and Overprint - Ex: Durand Collection

    New York, NY- Saint Nicholas Bank $5 Feb. 24, 1864 G8c SENC PCGS Apparent Fine 15.
    A stunning Santa Claus note from this collection and the numerous accolades afforded it are not hyperbole. This was a crown jewel from the Roger H. Durand Santa Claus Collection we sold at the 2012 FUN auction for $34,500. Eight years later the collecting community has another opportunity for the bragging rights to this American classic. Not only does it feature the exceedingly rare Durand Vignette Type V Santa Claus engraved by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch, Edson & Co., but it is a fully issued note in strong condition. The paper plainly has ample body and the minor nicks noted long ago by PCGS should be discounted entirely when evaluating such a priceless currency note. In the decades prior to 2012 and since, has another example been cited. The layout is tremendous with the left end of the curved title lifting the Santa into the corner nicely and the right end just over the appropriate portrait of Peter Stuyvesant. Red florid signatures are perfectly performed and the late 1864 date is near the issuance of their Original Series notes. Unknown to Haxby when his opus was published. It is of course the plate note in Roger H. Durand's Christmas volume. Also, it is the Kelly plate note and featured on the front cover. Essential for a complete vignette type set of Santa Claus notes by Durand vignettes. It crosses over numerous genres of American paper money and truly ranks itself among the greatest Obsolete Banknotes we have seen.

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    8th-14th Wednesday-Tuesday
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