1880年1000美元法定货币 PMG VF 25
Friedberg 187k. 1880 $1000 Legal Tender Note. PMG Very Fine 25. Two of the four Fr.187k examples known are permanently impounded, one in the collection of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and one in the Smithsonian leaving only the note offered here and one other to the collecting public. This catalog number features the engraved signatures of Treasury officials Vernon and Treat.
A small red scalloped Treasury Seal is found near the bottom right corner. The engraved design elements are boldly inked including the depiction of Columbus at left and portrait of DeWitt Clinton found at center. The face is nicely framed by generous margins. A vividly printed back design displays countless ornate details along with the Legal Tender clause and anti-counterfeiting language at left. This example can be traced back to the collections of both Joel R. Anderson and Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer.
The ownership of a large size $1000 type note instantly transports a collection to another level, as so few are available to collectors. The distinction of owning an example of this catalog number is even more impressive as only one other collector can make the same claim. The face design continues that used in the Series of 1869 and 1878, but with changes. The main motifs are the same. Depicted on the face are two seemingly unrelated vignettes, not particularly unusual in a layout for this period. To the left is <em>Columbus in His Study,</em> with a globe on the floor nearby. At the center is DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), with the fingers of his right hand touching the side of his head. Perhaps both men were deemed prominent in water, thus relating the vignettes. Columbus was known for sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to "discover" America, while Clinton was the driving force behind the Erie Canal, completed in 1825, which linked the Great Lakes with the Atlantic.
This is a stretch, but who knows? <em>From our (Stacks) sale of the Bruce Ronnie Lawrence Collection, May 1997, lot 90; Lyn Knights sale of June 1998, lot 222; Sterling Crum; Joel R. Anderson; Dr. Edward and Joanne Dauer. </em>