||Fairfield, TX - Treasurer of Freestone County $5 July 1, 1862 Medlar 4. PCGS About New 50 Apparent. This is a high grade and very attractive Freestone County 10% interest bearing note. Printed on deep blue paper without an imprint. The obligation and titles are across the center of the note. Above, at top center is arced FAIRFIELD, and at upper right the denomination (written in numerically). Seen at far left are a standing Indian princess and crouching Ceres. Across the bottom center is a deep red protector FIVE. The Apparent notes, "Stained at Right; Minor Edge Damage at Bottom Right," are accurate, but the damage is just a slightly rough edge. This is an exceptional grade for the series and type. We believe our estimates for the Texas County notes in this Newman VI currency sale are conservative. County notes of this rarity and quality are not often seen, except in the most advanced collections. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $540.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19328. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.