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    Rare and Uniquely Styled Globe Bank $3

    Providence, RI- Globe Bank $3 Jan. 1, 1863 G28b, Durand 1354 PMG Fine 12.
    A fascinating issuer which used very unique (and costly to engrave) designs appropriate for the title. The Globe Bank opened in 1831, acting as the fiscal agent for the New York and Stonington Railroad Company. In 1865 it became the National Globe Bank (Charter 1126). While a number of bank notes have horizontal panoramic vignettes, some of the notes from this bank, including this $3, have spectacular vertical vignettes that take up the entire height of the note. Knowledge and Time watch Atlas lift the earth on his shoulders. The four allegorical women at the top represent the four continents - Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia living in harmony. This wonderful vignette is flanked by two large green 3 protectors. PMG notes some rust, but the specks are all relatively small, mainly visible from the back, and are located in areas that do not touch the vignette. Formerly part of the Len Glazer collection and rare. Most of these were redeemed for Nationals when their Original Series notes were delivered in 1865.


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