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    Very Rare and Phenomenal Grade Franklin Parish $2

    Winnsboro, LA - Parish of Franklin $2 Oct'r. 2, 1862. PCGS Choice New 63.
    This very rare Parish of Franklin note should not get confused with the better-known Town of Franklin municipal notes. The Parish issued a few series of notes ranging from very rare to exceedingly rare. Like most Parish scrip, this appears to be locally made without an imprint. The note is printed on thick gray rag paper from a deeply inked plate. The simple folk art vignette displays a small plow at the center under a curved title and over the denomination and obligation-date-signature requirements; all are common to the series. At the left is a wide shaded cartouche with the denomination TWO DOLLARS, and at the right are two steamboats flanking TWO. A phenomenal grade note and a fitting conclusion to this diverse Louisiana Obsolete note section cataloged here. The $5 Parish of Franklin note from this series saw inspired bidding at the Newman Part VI Sale. That appealing note, graded PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent, sold for $5,640. In addition to the selections cataloged and sold in the Newman Part VI sale, they all contribute empirical information about the rich State history and the great role Louisiana had in American commerce due to its agricultural production, markets and key location on the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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