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    Richmond, VA - I. C. Whitten "at the St, Charles Hotel" 15 Cents January 1, 1862 Jones & Littlefield PR60-944. PCGS Fine 12 Apparent.
    Although the design is simple, this is a great rarity and in choice condition for a Civil War scrip note. Typeset and with a fine repeating pattern of flourishes at the ends. The obligation specifies, "Which will be paid.......at the St. Charles Hotel." Jones & Littlefield Rarity 7E (2-4 known). Noted only with "Minor Mounting Remnants" on the back. From the face, this exhibits bright white paper with minimal soiling and a very bold signature. The first we have cataloged and one of the rarest Richmond scrip notes in the Newman Collection.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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