Before federal paper money debuted during the Civil War, thousands of state-chartered banks issued their own with a vast variety of unique and beautiful designs. Known as “obsolete bank notes,” this early American currency featuring magnificent engraved illustrations is a fast-growing segment of paper money collecting.
You can now own 1839 $5 and $10 obsolete notes issued over 175 years ago by the short-lived Mississippi and Alabama Real Estate Banking Company in Decatur, MS. Each note depicts a cotton plant, bears the inscription <span style="font-variant:small-caps;">stock secured by real estate and to be paid in cotton</span> and is hand-numbered, hand-dated and hand-signed. The $5 note depicts the goddess of agriculture, Ceres, in a pastoral scene, while the $10 note features a maiden at a commercial seaport. These obsolete bank notes offer excellent value for their scarcity – order today and SAVE when you buy both!
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