1857 Uncut Sheet of Western Exchange Notes, New Unused - Littleton Coin Company
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1857 Uncut Sheet of Western Exchange Notes, New Unused

1857 Uncut Sheet of Western Exchange Notes, New Unused

From the heart of the Nebraska territory come genuine pieces of Wild West history – Uncut Sheets of obsolete Western Exchange Notes in $1, $2, $3 and $5 denominations. These New Unused sheets are difficult to locate, but we have a limited supply available due to a fortunate recent purchase.

Issued in 1857 over 150 years ago, these antique notes were produced as the country expanded toward the Pacific. Each denomination features a different Wild West scene – Native Americans follow an “Iron Horse” on the $1 bill, braves watch a passing train and hunt buffalo on the $2 and $3 notes, and the steamship Omaha churns along the Missouri River on the $5 issue.

These historic large-size notes were issued by Western Exchange Fire & Marine Insurance Company of Omaha, Nebraska – for the Swedish-American colony of Bishop Hill in Illinois. Western Exchange was chartered to receive deposits and issue “certificates of deposit” such as these notes. But during the financial Panic of 1857, the Western Exchange banking company failed, and loss of the colony’s funds eventually led to the breakup of Bishop Hill.

True American artifacts of the Wild West, these uniface notes feature superb engravings, blue serial numbers, and denominations overprinted in red. And as Uncut Sheets, these obsolete notes from the mid-1800s will be exceptional additions to any collection. But supplies are limited, and when these sheets are gone, we don’t know when or if we’ll be able to offer them again. Don’t miss out – order this prized collectible of the Wild West today!
A3919 New Unused $495.00 Add to Cart
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