||Lancaster, PA - Lancaster County Bank $2 July 1, 1861 PA-215 G4a Hoober 186-53. PCGS Very Fine 30. There are several excellent later Pennsylvania issued notes in this auction. The present example, engraved by the American Bank Note Company, shows an impressive layout. We have seen a few examples of this type over the decades, but Lancaster County collectors have always been in ample supply, thus examples are not readily available. This type is exceptionally handsome. At the top center, a bucolic scene shows a seated milkmaid, with three cows, bowled into the title across. At the lower left is an eagle, in the style of Alfred Jones. At the lower right is a young girl blowing on a dandelion. Across the top is very unusual "drapery" formed with lathe work and micro-counters: a very striking effect. A Bright example, with boldly accomplished signatures. A well regarded bank and series. The example in the 1990 Memphis NASCA-Smythe Pennsylvania collection, Lot 1578, sold for $467.50. We recently handled an example, just about as sharp, in our 2015 FUN sale graded PCGS Very Fine 25 and realizing $1,645. This is an eye-appealing note from a traditionally popular county. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,997.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19305. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.