Texas Treasury Warrants were issued after Texas' secession on February 1st, 1861 and were used to pay military and civil expenses. The warrant offered here was issued for Civil service, and is the scarcer variety with the plate engraved "Eight" written over by hand to the word "Six" in the interest bearing clause at the top.
Charlton 220-18-10, Pick-S1027a, signature Austin at right. A beautiful note featuring a reclining maiden with a sleeping lion. This is the final date before this bank went to the dual portrait design. This note is scarcely seen above VF20, so this VF30 note is a premium piece.
Charlton 715-22-18, Pick-S686ac. The large size yellow tinted Bank of Toronto issues are much scarcer than the subsequent small size series. The splits mentioned by PMG are very minor.