||Mobile, AL - Branch of the State of Alabama at Mobile $50 18__ AL-5 G174 Rosene 4-12. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64 Apparent. Very rare and beautiful higher denomination proof from the Mobile branch of the State Bank engraved by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch. At top center, a lively harbor scene appears within a rectangular frame. At the left end, seated Plenty points out the recently acquired Louisiana purchase lands on a map of the United States (depicted on the shield she holds). At the right, Mercury sits in front of the same map, evidently supported by Plenty, whose left hand is visible at the top. This is a most interesting pair of end vignettes warranting close study. The only other example we are aware of is the Rosene plate note sold in our 2001 Walter B. Jones auction. Noted as Apparent merely due to two "Hinge Remnants on Back" corners. The face is well margined and boldly printed. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,997.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19006. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.