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July 11, 2012

1850s banknote from Dayton Bank of St. Paul

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

1850s banknote from Dayton Bank of St. Paul

Uncirculated, unsigned, one-sided banknote issued by the Dayton Bank of St. Paul, Minnesota in the 1850s.  The denomination is one dollar.  In black ink at top center is a portrait of a man within a vertical oval. The portrait is flanked by a scene of a mother and child at left and a teacher and children at right.  At bottom left is an image of two Native Americans, one kneeling and both holding bows. At bottom right is a street scene with cattle. Printed by Danforth, Wright & Company of New York and Philadelphia.

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