Collectors and aficionados of rare notes, gather round! Today, we’re diving deep into the fascinating tale of a unique Carmen Oklahoma Territory $10 Red Seal – a note that has both historical significance and undeniable charm.
The bank that produced this remarkable note began its journey in April 1903 and during its short lifespan, it issued only $14,300 in $10 and $20 Red Seals. However, by February 1905, just two years after its inception, the bank closed its doors. Fast forward to 1910, when a paltry $650 of the bank’s issued notes remained unclaimed or unspent.
What’s truly astonishing is the fact that this specific note is the only one known to exist today, a great rarity whose survival is a testament to its impeccable preservation over the years. That it exists is miraculous, and the chance of another surfacing is slim to none.
Upon close inspection, the note is untouched by the wear and tear of circulation. It displays just a few inconspicuous corner folds and a hint of toning on its paper – indicators of its age but not of misuse. The signatures etched upon it have stood the test of time, remaining as sharp as ever. But what truly catches the eye is the vivid red ink, which stands out boldly.
Territorial notes such as this are not just pieces of paper, they are windows to the past, cherished fragments of history that seldom change hands. Collectors and enthusiasts understand their worth, both in monetary terms and historical significance. For those looking to expand their collection or dive into the world of rare notes, this presents a golden opportunity.
The Carmen Oklahoma Territory $10 Red Seal isn’t just a note; it’s a story, a piece of history, and a work of art. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning such a rarity, now might be your chance to turn that dream into a reality. This note will be featured in our November 2023 Showcase auction on Friday, November 17.