Union Bank, New London


PCGS Very Fine 25
A rare note from a common bank, this piece represents only the second appearance of a G136c to participate In Heritage’s auctions. The last and only instance was this exact note during their 2018 Long Beach Signature Auction, realizing over $3,300. To our knowledge, only one other example is known. This fully issued ace sports a graphic whaling scene for the Danforth imprints. “The Whale Fishery-Attacking a Right Whale and Cutting In,” adapted after the painting by Ambrose Louis Garneray, features a large whale spouting with a harpooner in a long boat about to strike, and in the third position of those seated is a black man. In the background there is a ship raising a whale to its deck, while the tryworks on deck smokes.
From the Michael S. Tallent Collection