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    Rare Bank of St. Louis (2nd) Kirksville $2 Issued Note

    Kirksville, MO - Bank of St. Louis (2nd), at their Bank in Kirksville $2 July 2, 1861 MO-50 G50a SENC. PCGS Fine 15.
    The Bank of St. Louis (2nd) was another bank that had Southern leanings, and several of its officers were slaveholders. From 1839-1857, the Bank of the State of Missouri had a note-issuing monopoly. When the 1857 Act authorized additional banks, the name "Bank of St. Louis" was used for a new establishment that had no relation to the territorial period bank. John J. Anderson, the original bank president, was an ardent secessionist who later became a Confederate major. Apprehended by Lyon's forces, he was exchanged for Union prisoners captured at the Battle of Lexington at the request of Sterling Price. This is an unregistered, rarely seen Civil War-series note. Interestingly, most of the issued notes from the bank originate from the Kirksville branch. The wide, dramatic engraving by Alfred Jones, Horses Frightened by Lightning (adapted from the art by equine painter Alfred de Dreaux), is at top center on this beautiful American Bank Note Company layout. Black and white horses, startled by a visible bolt, run away from the stream as cows stand placidly by in the water. A young girl wearing a necklace is in an oval frame at lower left, intricate "2" dies are in the other three corners, and a red protector outlines a white TWO at the bottom. Plate A. No. 7113. R. N. Hanen Kamp signed as president, succeeding Anderson when he went to fight with the Confederacy. The note circulated heavily, but is problem-free. In addition to this issued Kirksville branch $2, the Newman Collection had a $2 branch payable proof (Ex 1939 Wismer acquisition) sold in Newman Part VI. That proof, PCGS Choice New 63 Apparent, sold for $5,405 in April 2015. This example is much superior to the issued Kirksville $2 we sold in Newman Internet 1, May 3, 2016, for $1,116.25.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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