Lincoln, Illinois. $1 Original. Friedberg 382a. The First NB. Charter #2126. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. Incredible details are seen in the vignette "Concordia," which features two maidens shaking hands and is found near the center of the face of this Original Series Ace from this well known Lincoln bank. The back printing is brilliantly executed with the dramatic scene "Landing of the Pilgrims" centered, with the state seal of Illinois at left and an eagle with shield at right. This Friedberg variety displays the engraved signatures of Allison and Spinner vertically oriented near the left end of the note.This example is sharply inked and has bold red overprints and nicely penned bank officers signatures. The paper is well margined for the type and wonderfully original. Lincoln was the first city in the United States to be named for Abraham Lincoln; it was so named in August of 1853 well before his presidency. The First National Bank of Lincoln was chartered in August 1873 and issued $878,800 in National Currency before liquidating in 1923.