||Wilmington, NC - Bank of Cape Fear $20 Wilmington Branch Dec. 1, 1859 NC-90 G136. PCGS Very Fine 25. This is a scarce Wilmington home Bank of Cape Fear $20 type note engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co. At the top right are two allegorical females over the title, one gesturing toward the harbor at left as the other holds up fruit plucked from a tree at right; in the far background, a mule team pulls a covered wagon. At the left end is Agriculture holding a "20" aloft, seated on "20" counter underneath. At the lower right is Plenty with a "20" die above. This is a condition rarity for an issued note; most are Very Good on average. Undervalued in top condition, and pleasing to the eye. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,292.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19287. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.