New York one-dollar note

Artifact

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ONE DOLLAR NOTE ISSUED BY THE MECHANICS' BANK OF NEW YORK CITY.

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Type: Artifact

Exact Title: ONE DOLLAR NOTE
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Year: 1821
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Description: Printed on one side only. Left hand margin is comprised of three ornately engraved ovals, oriented vertically and joined by a web; superimposed is the word "ONE" in white block capitals. There is no right hand margin embellishment, text dies against the line border. Principal design features a stone mason dressing the edge of a cut stone slab. A partially completed building frame is visible in the background. At bottom center is a tiny cut of a plow and signature "P. Maverick". Written in cursive hand, in ink across mid-section of note: "Counterfeit"; the same is written in smaller cursive script on the reverse.

Author/Creator: ISSUED BY THE MECHANICS' BANK OF NEW YORK CITY

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Catalog Number: Old Sturbridge Village 22.16.227