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    A Group of Six Bank Notes from the North Western Bank of Virginia, Jeffersonville Branch ca. 1857-62 Good-Very Good or Better.
    Counterfeit $5 May 4, 185? C60 J-L BW30-24A Very Good-Fine.
    A poorly executed counterfeit whose medallion portrait of Washington , with no facial detail of any consequence, is a dead giveaway to the note's real nature.

    Counterfeit $5 May 19, 1857 C64 J-L BJ05-15A Very Fine.
    This counterfeit which features a large vignette of a suspension bridge (presumably over the Ohio River) would have been a serious concern but is betrayed once again by the poor appearance of the oval medallion head FIVE counter which was virtually impossible to duplicate without special equipment that was not available to counterfeiters. In addition, the portraits are not quite right.

    $5 Feb. 24, 1859 G66 J-L BJ05-18 Fine.
    This was part of a special printing for the Jeffersonville branch and has a wonderful trio of vignettes that give the impression of a single panoramic view. An oval portrait of a young child is flanked by a vignette of a maiden seated with a telescope by bales and boxes to the left and another of a wagon wright to the right. The bank title and FIVE DOLLARS are printed in red. The note has some minor rust and glue stains as well as a small tape repair at bottom center.

    $10 Apr. 20, 1859 G74 J-L BJ05-21 Very Good-Fine.
    A decidedly rare issue, with Jones estimating a surviving population of only 2-4 examples. The note is intact with no repairs or glaring damage. There are a number of internal short fold splits.

    $1 Jan. 1, 1862 G90 J-L BJ05-05 Good-Very Good.
    An interesting locally printed issue specifically for use by the Jeffersonville Branch. This denomination has a vignette of a farrier shoeing a horse that is festooned in coat and head covering. A small vignette of a black bear is at bottom center. The red and black note appears to be backed on thin brown paper and there are a number of repairs. Very Scarce.

    $2 Jan. 1, 1862 G92 S-L BJ05-10 Good-Very Good.
    From the same locally printed series as the previous $1, this red and black $2 features the imminent end of a stag hunt as the dogs close in and the same small bear vignette at bottom center. This note has multiple margin splits and tears but maintains its basic structural integrity. As scarce as its $1 series mate.
    From the Aberon Collection of Virginia Obsolete Banknotes (Total: 6 notes)


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