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    Houston, TX- Government of Texas $5 April 1, 1838 Cr. H16 Medlar 59
    Sam Houston had an old wrist wound from military service with Andrew Jackson in the Creek War flare up and he was unable to use his right hand. Therefore, the Texas Congress authorized William G. Cooke to sign notes for him. This is a tougher denomination for this Houston issue, which features a much desired central vignette of a Native American shooting a buffalo. Government of Texas notes are more elusive than their Republic counterparts, particularly in this outstanding state of preservation. PMG has graded this note Choice Extremely Fine 45, with the usual cut cancels, but we can discern no signs of actual circulation on this fresh and bright specimen save for a couple of small corner folds.


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    Apr-May, 2010
    28th-3rd Wednesday-Monday
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