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    Issued Prescott Bank $5 Color Tinted Rarity

    Lowell, MA - Prescott Bank $5 October 1, 1861 MA-760 G10b SENC. PCGS Fine 12.
    Notes from the bank are rare and this National Bank Note Company engraved series was the final one for the issuer before they became the Prescott National Bank of Lowell. The face proof using this intricate color tinting is known, but this is fully issued and has a full green color back. In keeping with Lowell's history, the vignette above the title shows a laborer and two children (exhibiting the use of child labor in the American Industrial Revolution) working at a textile mill. To the left of the title is statuesque Liberty as used on several banks and series engraved by the National Bank Note Company. Stars are upon her Phrygian cap and billowing garment. She holds a thick laurel wreath, and the upright Stars and Stripes shield and resting fasces are beside her on the ground. Intricate protective devices using the Cyrus Durand patents abound, with a vertical strip of small overlapping dies left and an upper right large "5" die, all with micro-lettered titles. In green are the frame, wide face guilloche across the center, and left vertical dies enclosed within color lathe work. The green security back has two immense "5" dies at the sides with a much smaller "V" die in the center. Although the back is not vibrant due to honest circulation, this issued note has strong paper quality and is likely unique.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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