||Marion, IA- Linn County Bank-Winslow, Stephens & Co. $2 April 5, 1861 Oakes 96-2. Remainder. PCGS Choice About New 58. This is another rarely seen private banker issue from Iowa, and it is very stylishly lithographed with color tint by Ed Mendel, 162 Lake St., Chicago. Vignettes are adapted from those originally period-engraved by Danforth, Bald & Co. At center, a seated farmer; left end, two Indians, one standing and the other crouching; lower right, a clipper ship. Deep orange tint with deeper protector TWO. This bold example shows a wide top margin, possibly indicating the top of sheet position at one time. Iowa private name banks such as this were excluded from the Haxby listings. However, not only do they have bank titles, they clearly acted as bank depositories and paid the notes in currency. They are worthy of collecting and inclusion in future Obsolete banknote references. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3,055.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19059. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.