Market Bank, Boston


The custom vignette shows a market scene with wagons being loaded and a clear view of the Quincy Market Building, with Justice at the left and George Washington at Dorchester Heights at the right. Likely unique, this is the Whitman Plate Note on page 135 of Volume 3, and the only example Heritage had seen (as of Feb 2022).

The Market Bank converted to an original series national bank in 1865 and redeemed most of its Obsolete notes, even from early series like this. This early note has dual imprints of the NEBN/PSSP and would have been impossible for period counterfeiters to duplicate.