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    Abraham Lincoln: 1865 Inauguration Advertising Note Souvenir At first glance, this appears to be a $5 bill. Such is not the case, as it has portraits of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Measuring 3.5" x 7.5", it was issued by New York City merchant J. B. Westbrook & Company as a promotion for its dry goods store. It was apparently part of some lottery or redemption scheme by which consumers could obtain prizes by purchasing $2 tickets drawn out of a "dungeon box". This note was issued to commemorate the March 4th 1865 Inauguration in Washington, D.C. A similar note was issued during the presidential election on July 4th 1865. This one is quite colorful and is in like-new condition.


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    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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