The $2 “Santa” note sold for $7,050 in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries
auction during the June 26 to 29 Whitman Baltimore Expo.
The uniface $2 obsolete note issued by The Maine Bank (Brunswick),
is dated Oct. 1, 1862. It is graded Very Fine 20 by PCGS Currency. The
note is punch-hole canceled.
The vignette of Santa Claus seated in a sleigh pulled by eight
reindeer on the note is the most frequently encountered vignette among
seven vignettes found on rare obsolete notes that depict the jolly old elf.
The note had an estimate of $6,000 to $8,000.
For more information about the sale, telephone Stack’s Bowers
Galleries at 800-458-4646 or 949-253-0916, or visit its website.
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