||Thebes, IL - Eagle Bank of Illinois $5 No Date IL-815 G8a SENC. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 55 Apparent. The third and final denomination from this lovely trio of "eagles." The American Banknote Company style and layout differ from the previous two proofs. Black borders with green cartouches surround the central vignette. A protector guilloche is across the bottom center. The small eagle at dead center has a Federal style and, centered prominently, gives the note a distinguished official character. Apparent with standard Hole Punch Cancels as manufactured. Also noted, are "Edge Tear at UR; Minor Mounting Remnants on Back." Another wonderful rarity. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,350.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19056. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.