||Greensburg, LA - Parish of St. Helena $10 October 7, 1862. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent. St. Helena is another rarely encountered Parish that issued a few different series on brown paper, without an imprint, printed simply with the title across the top and obligation across the bottom. Very simple end panels show denomination TEN DOLLARS spelled out in small letters. Dated, issued and signed by the clerk and president of the Police Jury (the governing body in the French tradition particular to early Louisiana). From the face, despite restoration, it is an attractive note. The Apparent designation by PCGS is more than accurate as the upper corners are both restored with period paper matching the note's color well, and designated "Top Corners Repaired." This series was in the 1991 Smythe Sale #100, but not the denomination. We sold a $5 note PCGS Very Fine 25 from this issue in our 2003 CSNS Sale for $2,185. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $5,170.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19073. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.