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    Nantucket Landing View Rarity

    Nantucket, MA - Citizens Bank $3 Jan. 16, 1844 MA-840 G16 SENC. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    We do not recall an auction sale with three different notes from this elite Nantucket issuer. The top center used a custom and expansive view heading in from sea toward Nantucket Landing engraved by the New England Bank Note Co. The fierce wind is blowing in this lovely view of the town and harbor. The details at the wharves and on the nearby sea are lifelike. A small, rectangular whaling vignette is in the center of the left end panel between "3" counters that match the one in the upper right corner. At bottom right, a standing allegorical female (a rarely seen type, not specifically identified by us) holds a very tall, blazing torch in one hand and a sheaf of wheat in the other. We have only seen a $5 note from this vignetted series. A $5 example, plated in Haxby and once in the Western Reserve Historical Society collection, is currently held by another museum collection. The note illustrated in the Whitman Encyclopedia is in a closely held collection. It has be nineteen years since a note with this vignette style has been publicly auctioned. Noted with "Small Edge Splits, Tears, and Minor Damage." The vignettes are bold, and the upper left roughness can be forgiven due to its great rarity.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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