||Wilmington, DE - Bank of Delaware $100 18__ DE-70 G164 SENC. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. This high denomination Bank of Delaware rarity is a deeply inked and strongly printed India paper proof engraved by Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty. At top center is seated Liberty holding a shield; at lower left is a ship in an oval; at lower right, Hope rests her arm on an anchor. Like the $50 whaling vignette proof from this series, the only other confirmed example is the sole $100 contained on the sheet in lot 161 of the 1990 American Bank Note Company sale. With its strong state of preservation, this is one of the finest earlier proofs from the Newman collection. Hole Punch Cancelled as made, otherwise beautifully margined and virtually perfect. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4,935.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19029. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.