Newly arrived three more State notes from North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Vermont
The long awaited North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Vermont State notes have now been issued and are as the others in the series, amazing notes with great depictions that are not only interesting, but again controversial.
I don’t want to get into the controversy as firstly they are FUN notes and as such should be treated hence, but secondly I am not expert enough to argue the rights and wrongs of what is depicted on the notes. I have already had interesting comments (disagreements) on these depictions for the notes.
Anyway, I did want to just update everyone with the status of the new notes for 2015 and remind everyone of the notes already issued in 2014
|11||New York||July 26, 1788||Walt Whitman||Niagara Falls|
|12||North Carolina||Nov. 21, 1789||Dolly Madison||Stately House|
|13||Rhode Island||May 29, 1790||Oliver Hazard Perry||Castle Hill Lighthouse|
|14||Vermont||Mar. 4, 1791||Calvin Coolidge||Cornish Windsor Covered Bridge|
(banknote is due out mid-June)
|June 1, 1792||Daniel Boone||Horse (Kentucky Derby)|
Also, remember we do have a special limited edition issue for Florida that came out in January for the FUN show. See also blog about “save the manatee” which receives a donation for each note sold.
|27s||Florida||March 3, 1845||2016||Ponce DeLeon||Manatee|
We also have the complete set of notes issued in 2014.
|Pick #||State||Date State Joined the Union||Date Issued or Expected||Front||Back||Image|
|1||Delaware||December 7, 1787||2014||Caesar Rodney||Delaware Memorial Bridge|
|2||Pennsylvania||December 12, 1787||2014||Louisa Mae Alcott||The Pennsylvania Dutch|
|3||New Jersey||December 18, 1787||2014||William Livingston||Steel Pier – Atlantic City|
|4||Georgia||January 2, 1788||2014||Jimmy Carter||Fort James Jackson|
|5||Connecticut||January 9, 1788||2014||P.T. Barnum||Scoville Memorial Library|
|6||Massachusetts||February 6, 1788||2014||John F. Kennedy||U.S.S. Constitution|
|7||Maryland||April 28, 1788||2014||Frederick Douglass||Fort McHenry|
|8||South Carolina||May 23, 1788||2014||John Rutledge||Myrtle Beach|
|9||New Hampshire||June 21, 1788||2014||Daniel Webster||First Primary Election|
|10||Virginia||June 25, 1788||2014||Booker T. Washington||Surrender of Cornwallis|
I hope this helps and I am looking forward to seeing who will be on the Tennessee note, I am sure the historians out there will have many different opinions and I am certain that whoever he picks will be controversial. The only thing that I know there can be no argument about is the beauty of these notes and the amazing artistic talent of Tom Stebbins.
Please note: Most of the Artwork for these notes is now available for sale on my website. I have the original art-work and also limited edition prints. All signed (original signature) by the artist himself. One day these will be a valuable item, I am convinced of this. (Of course, this maybe the start of another controversy)
As always feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about these notes or the artwork for them.
Coming soon: A video showing the issues to date and some film of Tom drawing some of the artwork (he is camera shy, so still working on this part – but here are a couple of pictures)