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Currency & Bonds - Virginia - Local Bank Issued
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Original Lexington Savings Institution of Virginia 50 Cent Note From 1861
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Here is a nice and scarce original bank note from the "The Lexington Savings Institution" bank of the state of Virginia in Lexington. The firm was authorized in 1843 and was in business at least as late as 1863. Virginia Governor John Letcher served as a director of the Savings Institution which counted Stonewall Jackson as one of its shareholders. Lexington was the recipient of a Union military raid in 1864 that may have proven to be the end of the firm although the company's ultimate fate is unknown at present. This series of four notes are scarcer issues, with Jones estimating less than ten examples known of each denomination. This one was printed for the amount of 50 Cents. It was issued in October 1861 and is so printed on the top right hand side of the note. On the left hand side of the note it has the image of the Virginia state seal. It is correctly hand signed and numbered in ink. These notes are printed on the front side and were left blank on the reverse. The note is in nice un-circulated condition and is 100% authentic in all regards. The note has been back to help preserve it and it is mentioned for exactness and priced accordingly. This pattern of bank note measures approximately 6-3/4ths inches by 2-3/8th inches in overall size. It comes in an acid free holder for display and preservation.


Item #: B496
Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb
Your Price:$79.95 USD
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