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YoungCollector
Note the two mottos on this note:
God and Our Right
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieu_et_mon_droit
In God is our Trust
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_God_We_Trust

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GregAlex
YoungCollector wrote:
Illinois?


Yeah, I would've guessed New York, since the falls are near Buffalo.
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Berny
GregAlex wrote:
It looks like The Battle of Lundy's Lane only appeared on a single issue by an Illinois bank. Very rare obsolete -- this example sold in 2015 for $5,640.

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This Illinois note is probably the only known (and unique) obsolete with this vignette that still exists.

However, Haxby lists a note from a New Hampshire bank with the description "Battle of Niagara," as "The Battle of Lundy's Lane" is also known. This note is from The Farmer's and Mechanic's Bank of Rochester, NH-300-G16a and b (SENC). If anyone has the note or its image, I would really be interested.

This vignette is also on the bounty land certificate that I showed here:
http://www.papermoneyforum.com/post/post-some-acre-denominated-notes-9672788?highlight=war+1812&pid=1303509614

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Now can we match the lower left gruesome vignette on an obsolete?

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YoungCollector
We still need "electric eagle"
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GregAlex
That one's called Ocean Telegraph, engraved by George Baldwin in 1858. But it doesn't show up on currency until it appeared on the back of the 1882 $20 gold certificate.
 
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There's also an extended play version that the Bureau re-engraved around WWI. It was used on one of their annual Veteran's Day souvenir cards:

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GregAlex
Okay, a couple oddballs -- a lazy 2 and a lazy 5. [smile]  I'm still mulling over Bernie's tomahawk chop.

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GregAlex
Found it! Bernie, you are really picking some toughies. This one also sold for more than $5000.

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Berny
GregAlex wrote:
Okay, a couple oddballs -- a lazy 2 and a lazy 5. [smile]  I'm still mulling over Bernie's tomahawk chop.

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Some 2, 3, 5's. Notice how they had to be modified to accommidate the rest of the vignettes.

According to Haxby, the woman at the lower right is Mrs. Andrew Jackson.
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So how about some more matches to Mrs. Andrew Jackson.
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GregAlex
Oh my! I've never seen the Big 5 on that one -- that's awesome! I thought you would be posting this example from the Bank of the State of Georgia.

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mikelaw
Two more BEP vignettes....Good luck..
Mike
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GregAlex
Mercury and his still appear on a number of special tax stamps and taxpaid revenues. America shows up in an altered form on a variety of tobacco tax stamps. But I'm pretty sure I've also seen the original vignette elsewhere.

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YoungCollector
wow, I went through several of my books and couldn't find anything ...
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio ...
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GregAlex
Here's Mrs. Jackson! Unfortunately she never made it to the White House due to a fatal heart attack at age 61, just months before her husband's inauguration. The portrait must have been done in her younger years.

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mikelaw
A couple of military themed vignettes from the BEP. Good luck and fire away when ready...
Mike
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Berny
mikelaw wrote:
A couple of military themed vignettes from the BEP. Good luck and fire away when ready...


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FR_194_f1 (1).jpgAccording to Heritage.
Fr. 194 $500 1863 Compound Interest Treasury Note Fine. From Lyn Knight's November 2003 sale where it was described, "From our Fall 2000 sale, described as, 'Three-year interest bearing note. Rather than a proof, this appears to be more of a trial piece from the plate that was somehow saved. The vignette on the left is that of "The Standard Bearer," by George D. Baldwin. James Smillie engraved "New Ironsides," on the right. This note first appeared in the 1981 Memphis sale and has been in the same collection since. Friedberg does not even have an illustration shown in the book. I know I have never seen it before.'" At that sale, the note was listed as "Unsold," and our consignor acquired it privately at a later date. An approximate 2 1/2 inch contemporary thin repair is found on the back. Offered without estimate.

Went for $1840 in 2005


And a proof:

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mikelaw
Wow. Nice work Berny ! Interest Bearing Notes are really tough. Here’s two more. . Good luck.

Mike
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GregAlex
"The Standard Bearer" also shows up on a 2013 souvenir card. Which has always puzzled me because this card was privately printed and that vignette is owned by the BEP.

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I can also put a name to the second vignette Mike posted -- It's called "The Battle of Cowpens". I'll have to do some digging to see how it was used.
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YoungCollector
I have no usage case to offer at the moment, but my books do usually include the vignette names:

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YoungCollector
The Standard Bearer got around!

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YoungCollector
By the way, I wonder how much to trust the BEP vignette titles.
Calling the vignette "Battle of the Cowpens" is kinda like saying the "Battle of the New Orleans"
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GregAlex
It sounds like a messy skirmish!
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GregAlex
I'm heading out of the country for a couple weeks and will be mostly off the grid, so this may be my last post for a bit.

No luck on Cowpens, but Valley Forge was used on a couple BEP essays for proposed backs of the small size $1. These are illustrated in Hessler's "U.S. Essay, Proof and Specimen Notes." This vignette was engraved by Stephen A. Schoff. His great-grandson, Jon Small, has assembled an amazing digital library of Schoff's work. Definitely worth looking through.
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Here are three more engravings by Schoff that need match-ups. I'll check the results when I get back.

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Berny
GregAlex wrote:
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Here are three more engravings by Schoff that need match-ups. I'll check the results when I get back.

 
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This one occurs on several obsolete notes. Here are three versions from The Egg Harbor Bank. These are quite common and reasonably priced:
NJ-115-G6a-G6b_f1.jpg  NJ-115-G6c_f1.jpg

Another one from the Bank of Georgetown:
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And one from the Piscataqua Exchange Bank of New Hampshire:
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YoungCollector
GregAlex wrote:
  

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GregAlex
GregAlex wrote:
We'll start with the Statue of Freedom (engraved at American Bank Note Co.).

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And apparently this vignette was also popular on some early Ecuadoran notes.

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