||Florence, AL - Planters Bank of Alabama $10 April 20, 1839 AL-20 G10 Rosene 90-1. PCGS Fine 15. An extremely rare note from this well-collected state and town. Though not SENC listed in Haxby ("Surviving Example Not Confirmed"), its condition towers over the plated example. That note, missing chunks from the right end, barely nets a grade of "Fair." Interestingly styled and engraved, with the Western Bank Note Co., Cincinn.,O/Woodruff, Tucker & Co. imprint. At the left end is a fierce standing Indian. Top center, a cotton wagon heads down the road toward an awaiting steamboat. Beautifully accomplished, this note has well-balanced eye appeal. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,057.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19002. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.