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    Important Parish of Union $2 Narrow Format Note

    Farmerville, LA - Parish of Union, Louisiana $2 June 28, 1862. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent.
    The Parish of Union notes are exemplary rarities from the genre, and this narrower format series is no exception. An important and extremely rare type. Printed on brown paper and without imprint. The simple vignette above the title shows a locomotive pulling a car brimming with consumer goods followed by a double decker passenger car. Obligations are across the bottom center with written date; the "1862" is engraved. The fancy border is rounded at the corners with circular accents. The red countersignature is vertical across the face. This is from the same series as the $10 note sold in 1991 by R.M. Smythe & Co., at that legendary Parish note sale, for $1,430. It is the only auction record we have for comparison. The margins are bit narrow all around. Noted with "Minor Mounting Remnants on Back," an inconsequential fact that is overshadowed by the esteemed rarity of this Parish issuer and type. This note will certainly become a treasure of an elite collection.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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