The Lawrence Bank

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A moderately circulated example from extremely colorful Kansas series printed using the (George) “Lymen’s Protection” and engraved by the American Banknote Company. The Lymen’s Protection was used on only very few issues (most often seen on the Detroit’s State Bank of Michigan) and, along with the red tint, divided the note into different compartment widths depending on the denomination. In the full red-tinted $2 layout, the note is divided straight in half. In the left compartment, the steamboat Lawrence sails along the bottom half and above, in the white space die, is a description of the protection device. In the right compartment are titles, obligations, and an outlined cursive TWO protector. Rare.