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    Registered Stamped, Early Style $500

    New Orleans, LA - Bank of Louisiana $500 Dec. 10, 1849 LA-75 G28b. PCGS Fine 12 Apparent.
    The Bank of Louisiana eventually became the Louisiana National Bank of New Orleans after the war. The Obsolete note issues are numerous, interesting and sometimes complex. This early face style was printed from an engraved Fairman, Draper, Underwood & Co. plate. An eagle with tilted "500" die is at top center. Flanking are a river god and a seated allegorical female. Left end vertical die work shows Washington in the center; and FIVE HUNDRED is at the right end. An ornate blue protector "D" in the center. The face is stamped REGISTERED at the right end with bold, well-defined lettering. The brown back is by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson. A large "watermelon" style "500" die at center bisects the title horizontally, and end panels have perpendicular "500" denominations. Noted with "Hinge Repairs on Back." This is an excellent grade for a very scarce high denomination type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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