||Lawrence, KS - Lawrence Bank $3 18__ KS-40 G6a Whitfield-215. Remainder. PCGS Extremely Fine 45. A second denomination from this visually impressive and colorful series printed using the Lymen's Protection and engraved by the American Banknote Company. The layout and red tint plate are magnificently executed. The Lymen's compartments are one-third at the left and two-thirds at the right end as described on the note. At the upper right is an extraordinarily detailed vignette of a Mississippi River wharf scene (originally engraved by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., but untitled and attributed to James Smillie) with steamboats, wagons, and numerous commercial activities. Left, a seated Indian mother and child are encircled by a deep red frame. At the upper right corner is a rich red die; the bottom right compartment has a red THREE protector. The note would have been impossible to raise and counterfeit since it is perhaps one of the most sophisticated Obsolete banknote plates we have seen. Our only auction record for an example of this type is from 2004 at $431.25 for a "Very Good+" note. This is superior to the Schingoethe 16 sale note sold in January 2009 for $3,320. One of the most beautiful Obsolete banknotes in the sale, this example is in choice condition. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,645.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19063. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.