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    New Orleans, LA- City of New Orleans $1 May 6, 1862
    A steamboat sails to the left on this $1 note which was part of an issue used by the city to redeem private scrip issues which were very prevalent in the city prior to its capture by Union forces at the end of April, 1862. The fractional and $1 notes were printed by a local printer, John Douglas, who also did some Confederate bonds. This is an unusually high grade example of a scarce note, with the last piece we offered, which was severed in two and rejoined with tape on the back, fetching $470 in 2014. This piece is a far nicer Extremely Fine-About Uncirculated, but may well have been beautifully repaired, as it too appears to have been severed and rejoined, albeit with consummate skill.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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