$2 Advertising Note

William A. Fish, Commission Scrip, Gowanda

1873-74 (See reverse)

William A. Fish sold saddles, harnesses, and other goods related to horses and their owners. The scrip was issued to stimulate cash sales during the Panic of 1873. The face of the note, which has green denomination counters, has a rendition of the coat of arms of New York flanked by Agriculture at left and a sailing vessel at right. The back, appropriately, has a vignette of a horse surrounded by text providing information on the business, its offerings, and details of the redemption rules.
Formerly of The Gene Hyde Collection