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Title: US $ 3.00
Date: 1854-01-02
Object Name: paper money
Classification: North American
Issuing Authorities:
Merchants' Exchange Bank, Anacostia, D.C.
Mint: North America, United States, Anacostia
Technique: printed
Medium: paper
Dimensions: Overall: 7.4 x 18.3 cm (2 15/16 x 7 3/16 in.)
Subject/Image: Obverse: Hermes right with caduceus and cornucopia. Female figure seated left with scroll, shield, sheaves of grain. Eagle flying with shield and olive branch
Subject/Image: Reverse: Blank
Inscription: Obverse: No 2574 A MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE BANK Will pay THREE DOLLARS on demand to the bearer. Anacostia Jany. 2nd 1854 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Description: Left vignette: Mercury wearing winged cap holding caduceus in raised right hand, and caduceus from which coins fall in left. Central vignette: Female figure seated left holding dividers over scroll in lowered right and resting left on coat of arms (of Vermont?) in which a pine tree, cow and sheaf of grain. To right of arms vegetables and grain. To left of female a globe, Train on bridge in distance left, horses ploughing in distance right. Small vignette below of eagle flying, head left holding shield in beak and olive branch in talons. Signatures of Cashier and President. Serial number 2574 in ink.
Accession Number: NG.1979.5.34