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    Bold Bank of St. Louis (1st) 50-Cent Note

    St. Louis, Missouri (T.) - Bank of St. Louis (1st) 50 Cents April 1, 1819 MO-45 G8 SENC. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    This is a second denomination from the final series by the Bank of St. Louis. The note is SENC in Haxby and confirmed here. The denomination was not in the Western Reserve Historical Society Collection where the Bank of St. Louis plate notes were imaged by Haxby. Printed by Murray, Draper, Fairman & Co. with a simple style favored by Philadelphia and other banks for uniformly designed cashier-style change bills. Similar to other denominations in the series. Titles and obligations are in the center with FIFTY CENTS enclosed in an oval at top flanked on by "50" denominations. Ornate end panels have the written denomination left and MISSOURI. at right. Location, engraved date, and space for the signature are at the bottom. No plate letter. Unnumbered. Signed by R.[isdon] H. Price as bank "Pres't." Noted with "Minor Mounting Remnants on Back." Some faint back glue is present, but from the face this is a superb-looking example with Price's impressive vanity signature.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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