||(Montgomery), TX - Treasurer of Montgomery County $5 Aug. 25, 1862 Medlar 5. PCGS Very Fine 25PPQ. Montgomery County notes also come in several series variations, and all are very scarce to rare, especially in high grades. This $5 Medlar 5 note is very interesting. It is printed, without an imprint, on the back of a Shepherd, Shaw & Co. Exchange & Collection House remainder draft form which shows most of the titles and text, and of course the entire Galveston original vignette of Commerce (in the style of Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co.). At top center is a small framed oval vignette showing a steamboat, above is MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCRIP and under, in Gothic lettering, The County Treasurer. Obligations, denominations, and signatures are along the bottom half. At the left end is perpendicular FIVE DOLLARS. A very light orange tint is across the note. Uncommonly choice and conservatively graded, with very well bodied paper, broad margining and excellent color. The "Very Fine" Bill Bond example in the January 2007 FUN sale, Lot 13082, sold for $322. That seems like ancient history and, based on its eye appeal, it would be difficult to find a more satisfying example of this type. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $587.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19344. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.