||Farmerville, LA - Parish of Union, Louisiana $5 June 4, 1862 overwritten May 1862. PCGS Very Fine 20. This is yet a third tremendous opportunity to obtain a note from this previously unpublished series of Parish note rarities. The diagnostics are specific to the first two denominations and the design layout is identical to the $3 note, except for the denomination. As with the last note, it shows a simple style created locally, devoid of an imprint, with titles across and a folk style early locomotive with two cars chugging east. Fully issued, like the previous two notes, and countersigned very lightly across the face in red vertically at the left. This is all contained within a simple frame border. The engraved "May" is crossed off and written "June 4th." The note, like the $1 and $3 denominations, is exceedingly rare and possibly unique. Another mesmerizing beauty from the important the Parish of Union notes. The 1991 Smythe Parish Note Sale consignor, a true student of the field, wrote Eric Newman long ago and specifically commented on how impressive and special his six Parish of Union notes were. An excellent Parish note collection becomes elite with any denomination from this amazing trilogy. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7,637.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19072. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.