Charlotte, NC - Ch. 2314 - $2 1875 Lazy Deuce
It isn't every day that a first charter lazy deuce from a Southern state is offered for sale. In fact, if you defined the South as the eleven states of The Confederacy, those states would collectively only have 19 lazy deuces known to exist to represent the whole region. Before this discovery there were only two other notes known to exist from The Traders National Bank of Charlotte. One of those two notes is an ace listed as being in poor condition. That makes this note just one of two collectible specimens for the bank. So this not only presents a rare opportunity to buy a lazy deuce from North Carolina, this might also be the only chance to buy any note from this short lived charter. This find brings the total number of deuces on North Carolina to a paltry nine. The other eight notes happen to be from banks that are more common than The Traders Bank of Charlotte. The note we are offering here is the second nicest of all NC deuces in the census. The only note in better condition is a serial #1 note from a different Charlotte charter. That note is valued at roughly $100,000 and its location is unknown. PCGS has awarded a grade of Very Fine 20 to this example. They note minor restorations. A couple of expertly closed margin splits have been professionally done so that this note will remain fully intact for the ages. Important first charter notes are being found less and less frequently.
Date Sold: 10/25/14
Realized Price: $30420