Girard Banking House, Philadelphia, Pa, 50 Dollars
Unlisted $50 “Stephen Girard’s Banking House” Proof Note
Philadelphia, PA. Stephen Girard’s Banking House. Fifty Dollars. Post Note. Choice India Paper on Card Proof.
Haxby PA-436 Unlisted. PRF-R8. This is an extremely rare Proof note from the ABN Sale. This bank was a solid and private concern, that eventually became a National Bank. Demure style by Toppan with a Sailing Ship at the lower left and an American Eagle at the upper right. Title at the right and scroll “FIFTY DOLLARS” at the left. This is the “A” position Proof from the four note sheet in the ABN Sale (part of lot 1740). Fine slits in the signatures, wide top and side margins from positioning at the top of the sheet. Quite a beautiful Proof, having two wonderful vignettes.