Neat Helena Montana Obsolete $20

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by LostDutchman, May 2, 2012.

  1. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Moderator Moderator

    I picked this guy up yesterday and I thought it was a awesome looking note. I wanted to share.

    montana1.jpg montana2.jpg
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  3. Dave M

    Dave M Francophiliac

    Wow, that's quite spectacular Matt!

    Dave
  4. coinman0456

    coinman0456 Coin Collector

    Superb looking note.
  5. camlov2

    camlov2 Member

    Beautiful, do you know the date range on the bill?
  6. LostDutchman

    LostDutchman Moderator Moderator

    It's hard to say. I have not seen a signed note yet in my research. I have only seen them listed as 18XX. I would guess 1870's -1880's.
  7. Dr Kegg

    Dr Kegg Star Note Fanatic

    Let us know what you find out then. It's a great looking obsolete.
  8. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    The vignette on the face is awesome.
  9. jhinton

    jhinton Active Member

    I don't think I have to tell you what an awesome note you have! ANY Obsolete from Montana in that condition is nice even if it is a remainder. I have only seen remainders for this note, so if you do find one with a date and signatures please keep us informed.
  10. gsalexan

    gsalexan Bank note aficionado

    There's a proof of the front of this note in ABNC's American Paper Money Collection, representing the state of Montana. It was printed circa 1870s, while Montana was still a territory. The vignette is titled "Horse Fair," engraved by James Smillie from a painting by French artist Rosa Bonheur:
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/87.25
    It also appears on a $5 obsolete from Bulls Head Bank in New York.

    Beautiful note, LostDutchman!

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