||(Gainesville), TX - Treasurer of Cook County $3 Aug. 21, 1862 Medlar UNL. PCGS Very Fine 20 Apparent. Cook County was an unlisted issuer when Medlar published in 1968. This note is a great discovery from the Newman collection Texas Obsolete currency collection binders, and it is wonderfully preserved. Printed on brown paper without imprint. Top and bottom frame lines are straight; vertically there are three widths of fancy lathe work, with two at the left parallel with "$3" between them and the other at the far right. Across the center is THREE DOLLARS, and the county and engraved date are to the upper right. The obligation across the center states that the note is due in "Confederate Notes or State Warrants," and signature blocks are along the bottom. Exceedingly rare and possibly unique, obviously a Rarity-7 note and series. The "Small Edge Tears" determining the Apparent designation mean little on a note of this immense rarity and importance. There is only one $2 known to us from the series, and that is in the Rowe-Barr Collection. Possibly the only opportunity for a Texas county collector to obtain this key note. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $881.25. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19330. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.