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    Extremely Rare Globe Bank, Smithfield Note

    Smithfield, RI - Globe Bank $2 Dec. 3, 1846 Haxby N8, Durand UNLL
    The Rhode Island albums in the Newman Obsolete bank note collection contained several great discoveries. This Rawdon, Wright & Hatch engraved note is the first confirmed issued bill from the series and bank. It was founded in 1834 as the Providence County Bank; there were several title and location changes. Durand plates a $5 proof from this series. This note illustrates the complexity of Rhode Island bank locations. The 1846 date and signatures of Holmes and Olney are a proper combination for the period, title and location. Two allegorical females are at the top center with an ornate "2" between them. A girl holds a wheat stalk at the left end. Plenty is standing in a tall "2" at the far right. Noted with "Small Edge Splits and Tears." Some soiling and details are muddy, but this is an extreme rarity. This PCGS Apparent Fine 12 is still the only note that we have sold.


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    November, 2016
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