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Lot 89575

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Type Currency
Title Lot 89575
Country United States
Description Little Rock, AR - Corporation of Little Rock 50 Cents Apr. 9, 1841 Rothert 423-2. PCGS Fine 12 Apparent. The notes from this series are a bit mysterious, and this might be a contemporary counterfeit. This issuer is elaborated on as a counterfeiting gang in the Rothert reference; it included banking and political insiders, creating banknotes and corporation "shinplasters" like this that were difficult to detect. The printing quality is certainly similar to earlier series genuine bills. This note is plated in Rothert on page 176, and the full page essay on the perpetrators is engaging. This Hard Times era Little Rock municipal note was printed on white paper, and shows the imprint "Colby / P'r." in a cartouche at the base. A stagecoach vignette, with the driver cracking his whip, is at top center. A "Tape Repaired Edge Tear at Bottom Left" is mentioned by grading. This is another fascinating Newman Collection note, exemplifying the study that continues in diverse Obsolete currency. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017). (Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, Realized $188.00.

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