||Chicago, IL - Marine Bank of Chicago $3 18__ IL-165 G8 SENC. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64. A superbly styled 1850s proof engraved by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson; India paper on the original card. An intricately detailed allegorical scene appears at the top: Neptune is drawn by hippocampi in his sea chariot with seated Liberty upon a shell. At the lower left, standing America appears in a framed oval; at right is a female portrait. This is a rare bank and series, with nautical allegorical vignettes appropriate for the title. Noted as "Cut Cancelled" through the India paper only as made, but it projects Gem eye appeal. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,232.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19042. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.