||Weatherford, TX - Treasurer of Parker County $3 Oct. 4, 1862 Medlar 3. PCGS Very Fine 30. This diverse and impressive section of thirty-one Texas Obsolete items ends with a striking Parker County note. This is one of the rarest Texas county issuers, and the condition will appeal to all who aspire to add this treasure to their cabinet. Printed on thin brown paper without imprint. An ornamental pattern is around the perimeter, with fine text at the ends. Across the center of the note is bolded THREE DOLLARS, which bisects the titles and obligations; a serial number banner is at the upper left. It is exciting to see this note in person, as it is a key county note. The Rowe-Barr Collection at SMU has a $2 note of the series. The Medlar Plate Note sold in our January 2007 FUN sale (William A. "Bill" Bond Collection) as Lot 13013 for $2,530 was described as "Very Good to Fine." A bit liberal perhaps, but that note was the only example known at the time. It is hard to estimate pricing of Obsoletes with this combination of rarity and condition. And the fact that this Newman collection note is introduced to the collecting community for the first time adds to that difficulty. This will be a prize for the next collector of Texas rarities. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,585.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19349. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.