||Leavenworth City, KS - City Bank $2 November 1, 1856 KS-50 G4a, Whitfield 290. Remainder. PCGS About New 53. A second denomination from this interesting and scarcer series of Kansas notes which exemplify W. L. Ormsby�s anti-raising vignette devices. The face layout changes with two farmers with scythe vignettes next to each other and a quartet of "2" dies in the corners. The back has two large red-orange "target" circles adjacent to each other within the oval design. Each side�s devices would make it impossible to raise the denomination to a $3 or higher. Like the previous $1, very nicely balanced with wide margins for the type and with perfect centering on both sides. The handling is light on this vibrant piece. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
From Newman X (Heritage Auctions, November 2018), lot 20115, realized $1860.