||Houston, TX - Republic of Texas $20 December 1, 1837 Cr. H5 Olson 458 Medlar 33. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent. A second white "Lone Star" note from the first series that also has a Sam Houston secretarial signature. Printed on white paper that is a bit frailer than the $10 note previous, without an imprint, it shows a design common to the series. At the top center is a five-pointed Texas Star flanked by counters in cartouches wide to the side. As above, it shows fancy pattern ends and top engraving. This is Cross-Cut Cancelled (CCC) as most often seen and noted. Like virtually all third-party grade "Star" notes, graded Apparent with some issues, in this case "Edge Splits, Tears, and Damage; Tape Repaired Cancellations." However, the overall eye appeal is well above the norm. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4,700.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19339. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.