||Jefferson, TX - County of Marion $1 Oct. 1, 1862 Medlar 6. PCGS Fine 15. This is certainly one of the more interesting Texas County notes, and Southern scrip notes as well. Marion County emitted several series of notes, all of which are rare. This type is the most distinctive and is printed on thin brown paper by Taylor & Morgan Job Printers Jefferson, with the imprint at the far left vertically. The plain style with ONE DOLLAR across, and obligations, date and city in the center. At the far right is an intricate pattern end. The back is printed in all blue, offset and perpendicular to the face. A unique vignette of an elephant train descending from top to bottom, with the lead elephant very prominent. Well-accomplished penned signatures are amplified by the faint printing or some fading of the face. The back, though a bit subdued, is clear and the elephants are easily observed by the naked eye. The Rowe-Barr Collection has an excellent example, with a bright blue vignette. We have price records for other Marion County notes, but not this interesting type. A fascinating crossover note, with the great combination of vignette theme and rarer Texas county. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,585.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19343. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.