||Wilmington, NC - Bank of Cape Fear $9 Salisbury Branch July 1, 1858 NC-90 G462b. PCGS Very Fine 20. The fourth and final type from this Bank of Cape Fear denomination quartet. This fully issued $9 was engraved and printed by Bald, Cousland & Co., Philadelphia. Full red lace tint covers the note, with a large white outlined "9" in the center. At the top center is a paddlewheel steamer at sea, with flag waving in the breeze. At the left, perpendicular NINE on intricate lathe work. At the right are "9" and "IX" dies. Fully signed and issued from the Salisbury branch. This is a sharp looking example with deep color and excellent margins. Comparatively, just a little short of the stellar grades of the previous three notes, but well above the condition normally encountered. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $940.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19286. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.