||Baltimore, MD - American Bank $3 Dec. 1, 1863 MD-10 G6a Shank 5.2.3. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ. This is a superbly crafted issued note and series engraved by the National Banknote Company. It is extremely popular with collectors and features a centrally placed vignette that was also used on the Confederate 1861 $100 Montgomery series notes printed by the same firm: a locomotive in a busy depot. The Andrew Jackson portrait at the upper left was used on the $1,000 Montgomery notes. The vignettes are enclosed within a pattern of micro-counters using patent devices made for this firm by Cyrus Durand. The green protector grill across the bottom adds sharp contrast. Although long ago considered a "common" note, today it is not seen as such, especially in the highest grades. This is nicely margined and shows faint handling only. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $998.75. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19108. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.