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Lot 20174

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Type Currency
Title Lot 20174
Country United States
Description Fort Gibson, C. N. (Cherokee Nation), Indian Territory (OK) - F. H. Nash 25 Cents April 8, 1862 Burgett 1, Durand IT-34. PCGS Fine 15. A strong condition, lowest denomination note from this historic series of Confederate-payable notes. As the lowest denomination, needed to make change, this may be the rarest type from the issue in any grade. The fascinating F.H. Nash Cherokee Nation scrip were redeemable at two merchants in Arkansas. The Nash notes have a direct connection with the Mayer's Brothers issues from Fort Smith, Arkansas, and the White & Hanley notes from Van Buren. Their style indicates the notes may have been printed at Fort Smith. Florian H. Nash was a merchant and sutler at Fort Gibson (named for Col. George Gibson), abandoned by the United States in 1857 and reactivated by the Confederates in 1861. This note series was payable only at Van Buren and Fort Smith, unlike some of the Mayer's Brothers notes, which were payable at up to four locations. A typeset note printed on brown rag paper without an imprint. It has ornate end borders and a double-line frame used at the top and bottom. The location and date are at the upper right. Obligations are across the note. The upper left shows a bolded "25," and across the center is a bolded "Twenty-Five Cents." The small print near the top edge reads "Redeemed at White & Hanley's, Van Buren, and Mayers & Bro., Fort Smith, Ark." The Nash signature is nicely accomplished. One of the finest looking Nash notes we have encountered. It looks higher-grade from the face. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From Newman X (Heritage Auctions, November 2018), lot 20174, realized $2160.

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