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    Rare Lafayette Bank Odd Denomination

    Boston, MA - Lafayette Bank $1.75 Oct. 3, 1837 MA-255 G8. PCGS Fine 15 Apparent.
    Most notes from the bank are available. This is a scarcer series of odd denominations engraved by the New England Bank Note Co. In the vignette at center, a variety of ships are navigating the sea. At the center of the left end panel, within a circular frame, the cupbearer, Hebe, the wife of Hercules in Greek mythology, pours the nectar and ambrosia for a swooping eagle. At right, in the center, Agriculture holds a sheaf of wheat as a seated dog looks on expectantly. Noted with "Minor Rust Stains." This is an underrated type due to the availability of other notes from the bank.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 9
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