||(Salt Lake City, U.T.) - Reissued Kirtland Safety Society Bank $10 Mar. 8, 1837 OH-245 G10 Rust 71. PCGS Very Fine 25. The highest denomination Reissued Kirtland type, and relatively available compared to some of the other Kirtland types, especially the Anti-Bank-ing Co. notes. The host note was printed from the plate by Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty, N. York & Philad. At top center is a daydreaming boy, the vignette cupped into part of the title running across the note. Identical ends show a standing man in riding apparel with a dog. Corners have "X" counters at top and "10" at bottom. Original secretarial signature of J. Smith, Jr. at left and S. Rigdon, obliterated under the Kimball signature. The embossed Seal of the Twelve Apostles is not visible, and might not have been applied to the paper. Reissued with countersignatures at Salt Lake City by N. K. Whitney, Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball, obscuring the earlier Rigdon signature. At the upper left is "TB," Thomas Bullock's initials, just under the serial number. A slightly scarcer Reissued note and a pleasing example. There were 56 Reissued $10 notes and perhaps 20 to 25 are known today (see Nyholm). Auction records in the past have sometimes passed $10,000 for this type, but the market for Reissued Kirtland notes is a bit more stable these days. This is another attractive representative of the Reissued Brigham Young signed notes. Only important collections like this offer a dozen different Kirtland Safety Society Bank notes, from all three series, spanning the Mormon currency experience from Ohio, across the frontier and delivering on what seemed an empty promise. Instead, the tragically fated Joseph Smith, Jr. fulfilled the "as good as gold" prophecy. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7,637.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19353. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.