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I just love the romantic imagery conjured up by this antique bank note's nickname -- called a Lazy Deuce. If I ever get a ranch, that's what I'll name it.


"... the design garnered the number four position on the 100 Greatest American Currency Notes list. The notes were given their Lazy Deuce nickname due to the fact that the "2" is positioned horizontally rather than vertically.


Prior to the creation of the National Banking System, many Obsoletes included lazy numbers as part of their design. Civil War issues from the State of Louisiana (both Baton Rouge and Shreveport issues) included gray lazy fives. A number of bank-issued notes included lazy numerals printed in red ink that certainly added to the attractiveness of the notes. ..." Read more here


Read and see more Lazy notes on Heritage Auctions' website @ Lazy Deuces bank notes Sold on ha.com , from $15,000 on down, depending on condition, rarity, and who's bidding (not me, sigh...).




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