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    Distinctive Lymen's Protection Lawrence Bank $1 Note

    Lawrence, KS - Lawrence Bank $1 18__ KS-40 G2a Whitfield 213 Remainder PCGS Extremely Fine 40 PPQ.
    Rather scarce and underrated compared to some of the Ormsby printed series from Kansas. A riveting beauty, that originated in the Newman Collection, from this extremely colorful Kansas series printed using the (George) "Lymen's Protection" and engraved by the American Banknote Company. The Lymen's Protection was used on only very few issues (most often seen on Detroit's State Bank of Michigan). Along with the red tint, it divided the note into different compartment widths depending on the denomination. In this full red-tinted $1 layout, the note is divided into 2/3 at left and 1/3 at right. In the larger portion are two vignettes: a veiled woman in an oval frame and a farmer carrying a heavy sack of grain from the mill. The bank suffered a fire, among other setbacks, making fully issued notes extremely rare (one was in the Newman holdings). Our experience rates this as a High Rarity-5 (11-25 known) as opposed to the listed Rarity-6 (6-10 known) published in the Whitfield reference. However, this excellent example is one of the finest we have seen. The margins are close and typical for the series, but the color and style is exceptional. We sold this in Newman Part VII for $940 in October 2015.

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    January, 2020
    21st Tuesday
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