$50 Proof

]Mechanics Bank of Baltimore

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Proof PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ
The bank’s roots stretch back prior to 1806 when it operated as an unchartered institution. That was rectified in 1806 and the bank continued in business until becoming the National Mechanics Bank of Baltimore in 1865. This $50 design goes back to about the 1830s and features a busy harbor scene with the focus on the steamboat Carroll. Only one example of this design was included in the 1990 ABNCo Archives sale. We believe the surviving proof population does not exceed perhaps three notes.