Title: State Bank of Illinois bank note 1840 |
Accession Number: 1999.87
Category: CURRENCY - PAPER MONEY
Type: bank note
Maker: Rawdon, Wright & Hatch
Place: USA, IL
Description: Bank note, five dollars; No. 995; issued by State Bank of Illinois, September 10, 1840; bearing illegible signatures; pay to the order of David Prickett; engraved illustration of a man with an axe and a man with a gun; ship and top- sail schooner in background; engraving of a man on the far left, and a woman on the right; the number 5 is decorated with cherubs; printed in center "STATE BANK OF ILLINOIS/ Pay to the order of David Prickett/ Treasurer FIVE DOLLARS and charge the/ same to the 'Illinois & Michigan Canal Fund"; engraved by Rawdon, Wright & Hatch.
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