||Columbia, AR - Treasurer of the County of Chicot April 5, 1844 $50 Interest Bearing Rothert 131-3. PCGS About New 53. A handsome county note printed from intaglio plates by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New Orleans; this shows a significant departure from the Civil War era county bills crudely printed on emergency use paper. In this dynamic layout, an Indian warrior draws his longbow and aims across the note at a cross-eyed buffalo. The note is slightly taller than a standard Obsolete in order to contain lengthy obligations under the title across. Although authorized to pay 10% interest from the date, when presented in 1848 and 1854, the note was denied for "want of funds" as endorsed by hand on the verso. This is a very rare note and the first we have handled. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,527.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19009. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.