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    Castine, (Maine District) - Castine Bank $5 Feb. 10, 1819 MA-465 G48. PCGS Very Fine 25PPQ.
    An interesting issuer that hailed originally from the Newman Collection. High quality for the series and type. The Castine Bank notes were issued as part of the Maine District, despite the Massachusetts designation on the plate. As noted in the previous lot, Haxby and the new Whitman Encyclopedia both place all those Maine District notes under Massachusetts. Eric Newman considers this imprecise, as did George Wait. Issued notes from this Reed series are dated 1818 or 1819, like this example, while part of Maine; and we list them with the Maine notes in the Newman Collection catalogs. Printed from an exceptionally crafted Abner Reed plate, the buckskin-clad Native American carrying a rifle is an amazingly detailed piece of early American art. Intricate ends show the denomination at left and "MASSACHUSETTS" in the right cartouche. Reed's imprint is at the bottom, under the die. This is one of the finest issued notes we have seen of this type. Ex Eric P. Newman Collection where it realized $152.75 in the Part VII sale.

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