||Camden, ME - Megunticook Bank $5 July 1, 1852 ME-255 G16 Wait-2. PCGS Very Good 8 Apparent. This rather long Indian title is very rarely encountered, so much so that the issuer was not in the Pullen Collection. The bank was short-lived and appears to have gone out of business, but the notes are still rare. This has a distinctive, unusual style due to the Terry, Pelton & Co. imprint. At the top center is an Indian hunter in an encampment. At the left is a seated Indian and at the far right is a standing sailor next to an anchor. Honest circulation and some "Hinge Repairs on Back" are noted, but despite its lesser condition the note is still attractive and quite charming, with the vignettes complementing the title appropriately. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $705.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19102. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.