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This appears to be a counterfeit of G6. It is highly unusual to see one from the 1850's. Very rare

 


  • Denomination: $3
  • Format: Issued
  • N/A
  • Date: 25 Oct 1852

  • Grade: Unknown
  • Grade Comments: N/A
  • Census Count: 1

Provenance:
  • Unclaimed
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Credits:

  • Front image: Russell Kaye
  • Edited by Matt Draiss on 09/07/19
  • Created by: Matt Draiss


Associated Design

$3 - Counterfeit of G6

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Hungerford's Bank
Adams, New York

This a note that appears to be a counterfeit of Haxby G-6; this is not a listed note in Haxby. Very unusual to be dated in the 1850's....

  • Counterfeit
  • State Bank Note
  • Standard Size
  • Protector: N/A
  • Color: N/A
  • Printing Method: Engraved
  • S/N Type: N/A
  • Date Type: Printed
  • Plate Date: _________18__
  • Back: Plain

  • Printer (Primary): [No Imprint]
  • Printer (Secondary): N/A

  • SPMC: NY:Adam:HB:BC3
  • IDN: 33562-45161

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Catalog Number

  • SPMC: NY:Adam:HB:BC3
  • IDN: 33562-45161-45160
  • Haxby: NY-10
  • State: N/A
  • Specialty: N/A

Issuer Rarity

R-7

Design Rarity

Overall
R-0.7
Proof
R-
Issued
R-
Remainder
R-

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Issued November 8, 1837 by Yeatman Woods and Company also known as the Nashville Banking and Exchange House in Nashville TN. 


  • Denomination: $5
  • Format: Issued
  • 723 A
  • Date: 8 Nov 1837

  • Grade: PCGS VF 25 / Apparent
  • Grade Comments: N/A
  • Census Count: 1
  • Signatures: Francis V. Bulfinch (Cashier); S Ripley (President)

Provenance:
  • Mack Martin Cost: Trade Date:
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Credits:

  • Images: Mack Martin
  • Mack Martin
  • Created by: Mack Martin


Associated Design

$5 - Nashville TN Agency

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Pigeon Roost Mining Company - Dahlonega
Dahlonega, Georgia

Left : Indian warrior with drawn bow; V on die below, Center : 5 on die to left top; Mercury spilling coins in cloud at right top; ...

  • Genuine
  • Company Scrip
  • Standard Size
  • Protector: N/A
  • Color: N/A
  • Printing Method: N/A
  • S/N Type: Handwritten
  • Date Type: Handwritten
  • Plate Date: _________18__
  • Back: Plain

  • Printer (Secondary): N/A

  • SPMC: GA:Dahl:PRMC.D:SG5
  • IDN: 44585-44600

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Catalog Number

  • SPMC: GA:Dahl:PRMC.D:SG5
  • IDN: 44585-44600-44601
  • Haxby: N/A
  • State: N/A
  • Specialty: N/A

Issuer Rarity

R-4

Design Rarity

Overall
R-7
Proof
R-
Issued
R-7
Remainder
R-

Plate Note

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  • Denomination: $0.05
  • Format: Issued
  • None
  • Date: 1 Dec 1862

  • Grade: Fine
  • Grade Comments: N/A
  • Census Count: 1

Provenance:
  • No public records
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Credits:

  • Images: R. Shawn Hewitt Collection
  • Created by: Shawn Hewitt


Associated Design

$0.05 - Red Typeset

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Back

  • Genuine
  • Bank Scrip
  • Standard Size
  • Protector: N/A
  • Color: N/A
  • Printing Method: Typeset
  • S/N Type: N/A
  • Date Type: Printed
  • Plate Date: December, 1862
  • Back: Printed

  • Printer (Primary): [No Imprint]
  • Printer (Secondary): N/A

  • SPMC: MN:StPa:TB:SG0.05
  • IDN: 183-44517

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Catalog Number

  • SPMC: MN:StPa:TB:SG0.05
  • IDN: 183-44517-44516
  • Haxby: N/A
  • State: Hewitt... A685-N/L
  • Specialty: N/A

Issuer Rarity

R-7

Design Rarity

Overall
R-7
Proof
Unreported
Issued
R-7
Remainder
Unreported

Plate Note

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  • Denomination: $0.03
  • Format: Issued
  • 7170
  • Date: 27 Jan 1816

  • Grade: Fine
  • Grade Comments: N/A
  • Census Count: 1
  • Signatures: John F. Harris (Other)

Provenance:
  • Armand M. Shank, Jr. Cost: Trade Date:
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Credits:

  • Created by: Armand M. Shank, Jr.


Associated Design

$0.03 - No Overprint

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Baltimore and Reisters-Town Turnpike Road Company
Baltimore, Maryland

This bill will pass at any of the Turnpike Gates


  • Genuine
  • Company Scrip
  • Standard Size
  • Protector: None
  • Color: N/A
  • Printing Method: Lithographed
  • S/N Type: Handwritten
  • Date Type: Printed
  • Plate Date: January 27, 1816
  • Back: Plain

  • Printer (Primary): [No Imprint]
  • Printer (Secondary): N/A

  • SPMC: MD:Balt:BaRTRC:SG0.03:no
  • IDN: 44277-44278

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Catalog Number

  • SPMC: MD:Balt:BaRTRC:SG0.03:no
  • IDN: 44277-44278-44276
  • Haxby: N/A
  • State: Bruche... 5.12-3
  • Specialty: N/A

Issuer Rarity

R-7

Design Rarity

Overall
R-7
Proof
R-
Issued
R-7
Remainder
R-

Plate Note

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  • Denomination: $1
  • Format: Issued
  • 1 B
  • Date: 20 May 1861

  • Grade: Extremely Fine
  • Grade Comments: N/A
  • Census Count: 1
  • Signatures: R. Y. Stokes (President); P. L. Storm (Cashier)

Provenance:
  • Unclaimed
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Credits:

  • Created by: Armand M. Shank, Jr.


Associated Design

$1 - Red Overprint

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  • Genuine
  • Bank Note
  • Standard Size
  • Protector: Overprint
  • Color: Red
  • Printing Method: Engraved
  • S/N Type: Handwritten
  • Date Type: Printed
  • Plate Date: May 20,1861
  • Back: Plain

  • Printer (Secondary): N/A

  • SPMC: MD:Fred:CBF:BG1:ro
  • Haxby: MD-205-G2a
  • IDN: 22958-23721

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Catalog Number

  • SPMC: MD:Fred:CBF:BG1:ro
  • IDN: 22958-23721-44256
  • Haxby: MD-205-G2a
  • State: Bruche... 51.2-1
  • Specialty: N/A

Issuer Rarity

R-7

Design Rarity

Overall
R-7
Proof
Unreported
Issued
R-7
Remainder
Unreported

Plate Note

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  • Denomination: $5
  • Format: Issued
  • 1131 A
  • Date: 5 Jan 1839

  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Grade Comments: N/A
  • Census Count: 1

Provenance:
  • Mack Martin (Individual) Trade Date: 9/15/04
  • Mack Martin
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Credits:

  • Front image: Mack Martin
  • Mack Martin
  • Created by: Mack Martin


Associated Design

$5 - Haxby Design G8

Front

  • Genuine
  • Bank Note
  • Standard Size
  • Protector: N/A
  • Color: N/A
  • Printing Method: N/A
  • S/N Type: Handwritten
  • Date Type: Handwritten
  • Plate Date: June 9 1840 : ca. 1838-40
  • Back: Plain

  • Printer (Secondary): N/A

  • SPMC: GA:Colu:P&MBC:BG5
  • Haxby: GA-135-G8
  • IDN: 26282-26938

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Catalog Number

  • SPMC: GA:Colu:P&MBC:BG5
  • IDN: 26282-26938-43847
  • Haxby: GA-135-G8
  • State: N/A
  • Specialty: N/A

Issuer Rarity

R-6

Design Rarity

Overall
R-7
Proof
Unreported
Issued
R-7
Remainder
Unreported

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