||New Market, NH - New Market Bank $2 Dec. 3, 1855 NH-230 G4a. PCGS Very Fine 30. A second extremely rare New Market Bank issued note engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., Philad., New-York & Boston. This is a listed and illustrated type in Haxby and Whitman, but extremely rare. The condition is excellent for an issued Obsolete from a sound bank whose notes were redeemed upon demand and circulated readily. At the top left is a wide farm vignette. The foreground shows a seated family taking a rest, the mother with an infant on her lap. Behind, a man sharpens his scythe while watching others load hay into a wagon in the distance. At the lower left is a portrait, appearing to be Zachary "Rough and Ready" Taylor, who died in office as President in 1852. At the bottom right is a woman feeding hungry chickens, and at the top, left of the counter, is a small vignette of a little girl. Across the bottom center is protector TWO as printed. Wonderful condition, fully framed all around and not a victim of the often encountered "New England" cut seen on Obsoletes from the region. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,115.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19227. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.