||Vicksburg, MS - Vicksburg Water Works & Banking Company $50 March 4, 1838 MS-220 G14 Kraus 4468. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent. Mississippi 1830s period notes have several interesting titles like this. An attractively engraved series of notes printed from Draper, Toppan & Longacre & Co. plates. The layout is distinctive, with a water fountain at the left and the title incorporated around it. At the upper right are allegorical History and Liberty. At the far left is Washington and at the far right, a steamboat. In each corner are identical "50" numeral counters on lathe work. A beautifully accomplished note with only a "Small Edge Tear at UL" noted for its Apparent designation, seen with great scrutiny only. We have not handled a $50 from this bank, but we did sell the $100 from this issuer at the April 2012 CSNS sale for $2,415. Mississippi Obsolete notes have traditionally been well collected and this brief selection offered to the community for the first time is certain to create strong interest. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,585.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19212. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.