February 2017 Auction Ends Thursday, February 23rd, 5pm Pacific
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2017
Highly desirable 1860 check signed by the nation's then rising star, Abraham Lincoln and made out entirely in his hand. Drawn on the Springfield Marine & Fire Insurance Company, check is dated 12 January 1860, the day that Lincoln argued a case before the Illinois Supreme Court, defending the Illinois Central Railroad against a lawsuit filed by the state concerning unpaid taxes. Lincoln also traded in his old buggy to a carriage maker on this day and wrote the check offered here, payable to Ruth, Matheny & Watson for $5.00. Signed ''A. Lincoln''. Measures 7.25'' x 2.25''. With cancellation cut above signature, overall in near fine condition. With PSA/DNA COA.
Abraham Lincoln 1860 Check Signed -- Made Out Entirely in Lincoln's Hand on the Day That Lincoln Argued a Case Before the Illinois Supreme Court -- With PSA/DNA COA
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