1797 BANK OF NEW YORK CHECK FOR $35,000: From the original 1995 Early American Numismatic Auctions catalog: ''March 1, 1797, Bank of New York signed Check, $35,000, Extremely Fine. Made out to Daniel Phoenix as Secretary, Arch(ibald) Gracie as President. Gracie is most famous for his home becoming 'Gracie Mansion', future home of the governors of NY, which still carrie his namesake. Large sguiggly Ink Cancel across the face, as well as Slash Cancel with some ink affecting Gracie's signature at bottom. A most unusual item for a huge amount of money, made out the the New York Insurance Company for $35,000 in 1797''. 6'' x 3''.