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    Shreveport, LA - City of Shreveport 20 Cents Jan. 17, 1862 PCGS Fine 12 Apparent.
    This is a rare Shreveport city type with a design style that reflects the 1830s period. Printed on the back of Shreveport Bank notes (or perhaps drafts) without an imprint. Commerce is standing with a shield on the shoreline at top center above the title. The left end has a ship in the center of the panel. The right end has the textual denomination in a cartouche. This type was not in the Charlton Meyer Collection Shreveport notes sold in the November 1996 Smythe Sale #156. Our one auction record is from the 2004 CSNS sale where a torn and adhesive-taped note realized $138. Noted with "Edge Tears and Minor Damage; Small Stains." An important note for the specialist.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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