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Lot 89779

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Type Currency
Title Lot 89779
Country United States
Description Indiana - Lot of 3 Diverse Banknotes Illustrative of Indiana 1850s "Wildcat" Banking. An interesting trio of notes illustrative of different styles, imprints, and genres of Indiana paper money in the turbulent 1850s. Greencastle, IN - Exchange Bank $1 May 10, 1854 IN-210 G2. Remainder. PCGS Choice New 63 Apparent. This type is seen only unissued. Striking Danforth, Wright & Co. details. Clay is at bottom center in an immense die, with a tall gray "1" on either side. Noted with "Internal Tear and Adhesive Residue at Right." New Albany, IN - Southern Bank $10 March 10, 1859 IN-470 G8. Remainder. PCGS Very Fine 25. A classic Ormsby type, favored by many of the charlatans plaguing Indiana banking. With a plain back. A train travels across the center. Terre Haute, IN - Bank of the State of Indiana, Branch at Terre Haute $1 Contemporary Counterfeit July 1, 1857 IN-2 C258a. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent. Contemporary fakes afflicted the Bank. In this case, the back is more convincing. The face's red color tint is vibrant, but it lets the poor portrait details stand out. Noted with "Paper Scuffs on Back." Above average grade for this branch counterfeit type. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017). (Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, Realized $199.75.

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