Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Mirabeau B. Lamar $20 Engraved Republic of Texas Note Signed "Mirabeau B. Lamar" as President of the Republic of Texas, 7" x 3", dated January 25, 1840. Countersigned "Jas. H. Starr" as Secretary of the Treasury. On December 10, 1838, Sam Houston's Vice President, Mirabeau B. Lamar, succeeded him as the second President of Texas. On May 25, 1839, Pres. Lamar appointed James H. Starr Secretary of the Texas Treasury. The note is engraved "Twelve months after date The Republic of Texas Promises to pay Twenty Dollars to the bearer." During Lamar's presidency, a new type of paper money was issued by the Act of January 19, 1839. It provided for promissory notes payable to bearer and without interest. "X" cut cancellations have been repaired on verso with glassine making the mending indiscernible. Fine condition.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2007
    1st-3rd Saturday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 869

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The department director has the heart of a true and highly knowledgeable collector with the business acumen of someone who has been not only successful but has decades of an impeccable track record
    David Greenburg,
    Chicago, IL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $654,224