||Lawrence, KS - Redwing Bank-pay at my Office 25 Market St., Boston $2 April 18, 1857 KS-45 G4a Whitfield-242. Remainder. PCGS Very Fine 30. An enigmatic issue engraved by Wellstood, Hay, & Whiting, New York & Boston, and portraying itself as a "banknote." The obligation contains "I promise to pay..." and, though purporting to be a Kansas note, a trip to Boston was necessary for payment. At the center, a demure woman in a small circle; lower left, a man with plow horses; lower right, an Indian huntsman. The engraved red-orange color back shows outlined TWO in the center. Steven Whitfield rated all denominations from this series as Rarity-7 types, but like the Lawrence Bank notes, that might be liberal and a Rarity-6 rating might be more accurate. This is a sharp-looking, clean example, and well above the norm for the few we have encountered. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,410.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19064. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.