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    Scarcer Parish of Ascension 1862 Series Type

    Ascension, LA - Parish of Ascension $5 May 1, 1862. PCGS Very Fine 25.
    This May 1, 1862 Ascension series appears to be much scarcer than the 1861 notes, and this type was missing from the Smythe & Co. Sale #100 Parish note collection sold in November 1991. Printed on white paper. The style is different than the 1861 notes, especially the left end cartouche. The title bisects the words "Twelve months after the ratification of the treaty of peace between the Confederate States and the United States." A large numeral "5" is between the title and the steamboat base vignette. At left, a perpendicular FIVE facing outward is in a cartouche. The leaf and vine design is at right. This superb example boasting strong paper quality is vibrant. The flowing signatures on this fully issued note enhance its attractiveness.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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