||Tallahassee, FL - State of Florida $100 Jan. 1, 1865 Cr.43 Benice 38. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent. This is the final State of Florida series authorized by Chapter 1463, and all notes from it are rare. They were printed on the backs of leftover 1864 color notes printed by Keatinge & Ball. The quaint face plate created for this emergency issue makes it a distinctive series. At top center, a steamship plies calm waters. Obligations at each end are enclosed in cartouches. The note was signed by the treasurer and governor. There were 1,200 notes printed, and researcher Ron Benice rates this as Rarity-5 (31-75 known). The note faces up well, like a crisp new note. However, some light folds are present, and there is an Apparent designation due to a "Tape Repair at Top Right" accomplished with a stamp hinge from the back. This example is well margined and bold overall for the technical grade. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,350.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19040. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.