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    Rare and Desirable "Red Stick" Note

    Baton Rouge, LA- City of Baton Rouge $1 March 15, 1866
    A well circulated example of the famous "Red Stick" note, with the central vignette displaying the red stick that gave this community its name. A bluff divided the hunting grounds of two Native American tribes in the area. A dead cypress tree on the bluff was used to hang animal skins and hide to dry and was the dividing point between the hunting grounds. The tree was so stained with blood that it was red in color and it was seen by d'Ibervile when he sailed up the Mississippi in 1699 as it was the first high bluff to be seen north of the Gulf of Mexico. The Red Stick vignette was the work of Luigi (Louis) Delnoce who studied under John W. Casilear from 1851-55. These notes are quite rare and desirable. A quick check of our archives reveals this is only the second circulated example we've handled. The other example, a raw Good with rough margins and other issues, brought $632.50 a year ago after six bidders competed to take it home in one of our weekly Internet Currency Auctions. We expect this PMG Very Good 10 Net example with far superior visual appeal to do much better. A tape repair on the back at the top margin was listed as the reason for the net grade. It poses minimal distraction.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    5th-10th Thursday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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