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    Fayetteville, AR - Holcomb & Barnard-Barnard's Drug Store 50 Cents Jan. 27, 1862 Rothert 198-14. PCGS Fine 15.
    This is "Fine 15" with the appearance of "New," which makes it remarkable. Printed on very thin brown paper. The paper quality is extraordinary for the type of scrip note. The top vignette is blurry; perhaps it shows an assortment of pharmaceutical items that would reflect logically on the title. Holcomb signing as "Cashier" is curious, and perhaps the partners acted as private bankers as well. Countersigned on the back by Barnard. This is rare, especially in this remarkable grade.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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