||Hartford, CT - Merchants and Manufacturers Bank $100 18__ CT-190 UNL. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63 Apparent. As noted above, we have not previously encountered the $100 proof denomination from this American Bank Note Co. series; it is possibly unique. This gorgeous layout shows a curving title across the top; the portrait (centered on the $50 note) has moved over to the right side. Counters are in three corners; at the lower left, seated Hope on the shore peers across the stormy sea. Despite some imperfections, the eye appeal is simply riveting. Hole Punch Cancelled through the India paper only to the new card backing. The upper right paper corner tip is clipped off and so noted, though it touches just the briefest portion of the black frame lines. New Obsolete note discoveries from Connecticut are rarely made these days, and there may never be another example available. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4,700.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19021. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.