This $5 denomination was issued by the West River Bank of Jamaica, VT. Fantastic engraving of 5 cherubs with five Liberty Seated Silver Dollars. Great tie-in to the silver coins of that era.
- This is from a group of notes printed in the mid 1800s for the West River Bank of Jamaica, Vermont.
- Housed in an archival quality sleeve.
- A sharp Fine/Very Fine example.
- Face: Fantastic engraving of five cherubs with five Liberty Seated Silver Dollars. Superb red overprinting of "FIVE".
- Back: Intentionally left blank.
- Printed by the New England Banknote Company.
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cataloged as VT-115 and in Haxby #G-8b.
Beginning in the late 18th century, a need for currency as a medium of exchange forced cities, states, banks and even private businesses to print paper money, just as the U.S. government did during the Civil War.