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The Whaling Bank

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Place made: United States, New York, New York
Date made: 1864
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 6 in x 9 in; 3 in x 7 in
Nomenclature: business
Classification: whales

One-Dollar bill issued by "THE WHALING BANK" of New London, Conneticut. Whaling scene depicted on top. The numeral 1 appears six times. On the left border is a block with the phrase "one dollar" printed repeatedly across it. Text on the bill reads, "STATE OF CONNETICUT. No. [numbers handwritten] 3114" "THE WHALING BANK, Will pay ONE DOLLAR to the Bearer on Demand. NEW LONDON [handwritten date] February 1 [printed] 18 [handwritten] 64" "[signature] Cashr. [signature] Pres." " Rawdon, Wright, Batch & Edson, New York."