United States of America

Private Issue Currency

5 Dollars 1846 Obsolete Currency "Havre de Grace, Maryland (uniface)"

 

Here below is an 1846 5 Dollar banknote issued in the state of Maryland by the Havre de Grace Bank. Located at the mouth of the Susquehanna River on the Chesapeake Bay, 35 miles North-East from Baltimore, Havre de Grace has a long history that even includes being considered as the Nations Capitol in 1789. The ornate design of this banknote helped to deter would be counterfeiters and also helped the bank to impart a sense of authenticity and reliability to the user. This notes bold and intricate designs depicting women and cherubs within and around the numerals are offset by the almost "tissue-like" paper which, when handled, gives a fragile feeling.


5 Dollars 1846 Obsolete Currency "Havre de Grace, Maryland (uniface)"