Eastman College-Lot of 4 Very Rare Fractional Currency Issues for One Price
Unlike the other fractional and larger denominations of Eastman currency, these are the only ones that do not LOOK like typical currency. It is difficult to date some of the currency but I believe from the printing and design that the bulk of Eastman’s currency was printed before or around 1880.
They all look dramatically similar in style, design and printing like currency of the day.
This group of four fractionals is printed on a very thin parchment like paper and you can see from the photos that the overall appearance is dramatically different from the rest of Eastman’s currency. I’m assuming that these were a later issue based on the design and printing.
Retail at $40+ each would be at least $160 for the lot; we're offering it at a fixed price of just $110.00.
Keeping with the traditional look of early currency, both before and after the Civil War, Eastman has used interesting vignettes rather than images of whom I assume is Eastman himself on the earlier currency. This lot consists of four pieces of fractional currency, 1-, 5-, 10- and 50-cent fractionals.
For the collector interested in private US currency and/or fractional currency, these rather unorthodox pieces shouldn’t be overlooked. Also, they have no printing of any kind on the reverse, just a bit of show-through because of the thinness of the white paper.