||New Market, NH - New Market Bank $1 Dec. 3, 1855 NH-230 G2a SENC. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent. This is a very rare late (1849-1865) New Hampshire bank that became the New Market National Bank (Charter #1330) and continued redeeming outstanding notes for decades after the Civil War. The successor bank issued Nationals from Original Series all the way through 1929 Small Size. This attractive Toppan, Carpenter & Co., Philad., New-York & Boston imprint note was issued shortly after the bank was re-chartered. The layout and designs are impressive, with seated Commerce in the foreground, with a distant town view behind. At the lower left and right are complementary portraits of a boy and girl, both well-dressed and solemn. Across the bottom center is a red protector ONE. This is an exceedingly rare note, and it appears to be the first time it has been published and offered for sale. "None Known" is specified in Whitman's Encyclopedia Volume 2(NH W-610-001-G010a; not rarity rated). A very pleasing note, as the Apparent grade is due only to some "Small Edge Tears" not readily seen, and of course factoring little into the great value of this superb rarity. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,997.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19226. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.