||Winnsboro, LA - Parish of Franklin $5 Oct'r 5, 1862. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent. This very rare Parish of Franklin note should not get confused with the better-known Town of Franklin municipal notes. The Parish issued a few series of notes ranging from very rare to exceedingly rare. Like most Parish scrip, this appears to be locally made without an imprint. The note is printed on thick gray rag paper from a deeply inked plate. The simple folk art vignette has a small plow at the center underneath curved title and over the denomination and obligation-date-signature requirements. At the left is a wide shaded cartouche with the denomination FIVE DOLLARS and at the right are two steamboats flanking FIVE. The back has a period endorsement. PCGS notes there is a "Small Edge Tear at the Right," but this seems confined to the very wide margin. An extremely appealing example and a fitting conclusion to the thirty Louisiana Obsolete notes cataloged here. They all contribute empirical information about the rich State history and the great role Louisiana had in American commerce due to its agricultural production, markets and key location on the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $5,640.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19099. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.