||Lansingburgh, NY - Farmers Bank of Lansingburgh $10 Raised $1 April 1, 1854 NY-1175 UNL. PCGS Very Fine 25. This is another fascinating raised denomination from New York, and its $1 host type altered to a $10 denomination is a SENC listing in Haxby. A beautifully engraved note with the Wellstood, Hay, Hanks, & Whiting, New-York imprint. A wide vignette at the bottom shows a locomotive with many cars heading west. At the bottom right is a seated allegorical female representing War and Peace. The alterations are noticed at the upper left "TEN" over what had been ONE, and at the upper right counter. Dominating the center is a gargantuan "10" red protector, widely spaced, in the center. The workmanship was top rate overall. The note is in beautiful condition. It is interesting that this was not soiled up in advance, as is often the case with raised notes. Mimicking the described SENC type, with these outstanding vignettes, amplify this as a superior raised note type. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $822.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19246. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.