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British, Darlington, Proof £1, c.1810, scarce

Item Reference: EM37824

British, Darlington, Proof £1, c.1810, scarce

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Great Britain, County Durham, Darlington Bank, Jonathan Backhouse & Co (1774-1896), uniface Proof £1 banknote, undated (c.1810), no serial number, not signed, detailed vignette to left showing allegorical female figure sitting on a rock with cornucopia, eagle, snake and dog, “ESTABLISHED 1774” engraved on the rock, “L1” denomination top right corner, “One Pound” denomination in lower left corner, “I Promise to pay the Bearer on demand ONE POUND Value recd Darlington ____ of the ___ Mo 181 ___” at centre, “Entd ___ For Jonathan Backhouse & Compy” below, back blank, printed and engraved by “Ashby” of London, 165mm x 98mm.

Uncirculated and scarce.