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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:05 am 

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I bought this interesting note several years ago and have been trying to find information about it ever since. No one I have talked to has been able to tell me anything helpful and I have talked with several well known, long standing obsolete note dealers. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Attached is a file showing the note. Thanks.
John Ross
Stanwood, Michigan

File comment: The date behind the star is 1862 & the rev is printed in green, USA, United States of America, Receivable in payment for all dues. Size is 3" x 7".
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:58 am 
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John, that's an interesting note, but the scan you provided doesn't give enough detail for a really thorough assessment. What I can see are the following points:

1) No obvious bank name or company name
2) No state name or seal
3) Engraved signatures only with no place for a verified signature of a company/bank officer
4) Low quality of engraving and no banknote company markings
5) No indication of where the note can be redeemed

All of these factors taken together suggest that this is not a real banknote, which explains why nobody that deals in banknotes would recognize it.

It seems to me this is a faked note intended for fraudulent purposes.

- Greg

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