A new-to-the-market Circus Poster
format $5 Brown Back from the First National Bank of Jewell City, Kansas is
being offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2020 United States
Seven different Kansas towns
issued $5 Brown Backs with the circus poster design. Those are Jewell City,
Medicine Lodge, Alma, Scandia (later Belleville), Pratt, Clay Center and Frankfort.
Perhaps not surprisingly, only three of seven charters have survivors. Those comprise
two other examples from Jewell City, two high grade serial number notes from
Belleville, and a low grade piece from Frankfort, The Frankfort note sold for
$27,600 in 2006.
The lovely Jewell City piece
featured in our November sale is a new addition to the census. The paper is
original, but lightly circulated. The brown inks are sharp and dark, and of
course the all-important pen signatures are neat and delicate. The note has
been graded Very Fine 30 by PMG, with the comment “Minor Rust.” The note, lot
7190, carries a pre-auction estimate of $12,500-$17,500.
To view all the United States
coins, medals, tokens and paper money offered in the Stack’s Bowers Galleries
November 2020 auction visit StacksBowers.com. For
more information call 800-458-4646 or email [email protected].