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    Dynamically Vignetted Exchange Bank, Sale $2 Issued Note

    Salem, MA - Exchange Bank $2 Aug. 11, 1858 MA-1105 G16 SENC. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent.
    Genuine notes from Salem's Exchange Bank are exceedingly rare and are all designated SENC in Haxby. This is another very impressively designed and unusual rarity from Massachusetts. The face of the note has the dual imprints of the New England Bank Note Company and Patent Stereotype Steel Plate. The note's dynamic design is complex and worthy of close study. Seated in the harbor, on a throne, is facing Athena. The shoreline is to her left and right, and the open ocean behind. At the left is standing Athena as America, and at the right is a standing female representing Navigation and Plenty. The corners have various counters, and flanking the center are partially outlined, but large, "2" protectors. The layout and protectors would have made it impossible to raise the denomination. A red protector TWO is at the bottom. A lightly penned notation shows that the note was "cancelled." It is interesting that a four-note lower denomination set (including a similar $2 note) exists of this distinctive and exceedingly rare series. All are illustrated in the Whitman Encyclopedia: Volume 4 with images contributed by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. This is museum caliber as well, and the $3 note from this series sold in the Newman Part VI sale in April 2015 for $3,290 (PCGS Very Fine 20). Noted as "Pen Cancelled" and with "Mounting Remnants on Back." This is a very crisp, vibrant note and superior in many respects to the $3 note from the Newman VI sale.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

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