New York Dry Dock Company

Jan 1, 1828 (Rare)

An issued banknote rarity. Superbly vignetted by A.B.C. Durand, Wright & Co. This is the serial number 29 note, and it is one of the earliest issued notes from the bank. Most of these were redeemed by the time operations eventually folded into the Eleventh Ward Bank in 1867. Archimedes, represented by Atlas at the top, reclines among the clouds as he levers the earth from a mountain peak. Ships are shown at sail. At left is a perpendicular wharf scene adjacent to the early Castle Clinton in lower Manhattan; this end vignette appears only on this series. At right, John Jay is in an oval frame between numeric counters.
Formerly of The LII Collection