||Chicago, IL - Marine Bank of Chicago $10 18__ IL-165 G14 SENC. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64. A second denomination from this superbly styled series, also on India paper sunk to its original card, and engraved by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson. A paddlewheel steamship appears at the top. At left, the Illinois Bank Auditor's seal is supported by mythological sea creatures. At lower right, a sailor stands on a wharf. Once again, this denomination shows an inspiring suite of nautical vignettes that complement the title well. This is a deep and gorgeous impression. It was once the sheet-mate of the $3 proof above. Noted as "Cut Cancelled" through the India paper only, but this also has Gem attractiveness. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,115.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19044. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.