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    Extremely Rare Clarks' Philadelphia Office, pay in St. Louis $100 "At sight" Note

    Philadelphia, (PA) - Clarks' Exchange & Banking Houses "at sight pay to...E. W. Clark & Brothers, Bankers St. Louis, Mo. $100 18__ Hoober 305-189. Remainder. PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ.
    A second denomination from this extremely rare E. W. Clark Company "At sight pay..." series. We have not seen a $100 from this Wismer and Hoober-listed series. Printed on banknote bond paper by the New England Bank Note Co., Boston. The layout is similar to the $50 notes from the series. At top center, a "100" die is flanked by a seated farmer with rake and a milkmaid holding a pail and a spool (yarn wound around a rod, representing Industry. Branch office titles are to the left on shaded lathe work and bracketed with stars (as in the Wismer description). There is space for one signature to the right of the St. Louis payable designation. In addition to the Hoober listing, this was designated as Wismer 727. This is a gorgeous note with deep black printing and some faint handling. The denomination was not in Vacca or any other collection we surveyed for the sale. An important opportunity to acquire a great rarity tied across several states, but based from Enoch White Clark's Philadelphia home office.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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