10 Dollars, Bank of Chester Valley, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, 1860

10 Dollars, Bank of Chester Valley, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, 1860

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The Bank of Chester Valley produced this bank note in 1860 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The center of the note features an engraving of the inside of the Brandywine Ironworks and Nail Factory, which was owned and managed by Rebecca Lukens (1794-1854). Lukens was known during her time for being the only woman in the United States to own and operate an iron mill. William Penn is also on the note, on the right. Ceres, the goddess of agriculture, is on the left.
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United States: Pennsylvania, Coatesville
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overall: 7.5 cm x 17.8 cm x.01 cm; 2 15/16 in x 7 in x in
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Jeff Garrett
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