||Boston, MA - North Bank $10 Oct. 4, 1860 MA-320 G70b SENC. PCGS Very Fine 25. Issued notes are rarer than proofs from this interesting Boston title, which converted to First Charter National Bank status and redeemed most of its Obsolete period notes. Like the majority of local banks, this note was engraved and printed by the dual Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York/New England Bank Note Co., Boston firm with an additional small "ABC" monogram at the right. The top center vignette is a fabulous allegory merging Benjamin Franklin's inventive genius with contemporary technology. The seated female keys the telegraph with her right hand and holds a Franklin portrait shield with her other. On close examination, the right background depicts Franklin's kite-flying electricity experiment. At the lower left is Millard Fillmore and, at the lower right is a young sailor rowing. Across the bottom center is a red TEN protector. Gorgeous condition is the order of the day for several of the Massachusetts rarities offered in this sale. Immensely appealing and fascinating. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,115.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19119. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.