||Annapolis, MD - Farmers Bank of Maryland $20 18__ MD-5 G70 Shank 2.3.35P. Proof. PCGS New 62. The Farmers Bank was founded in 1805, making it one of the earlier Maryland institutions outside of Baltimore; it became the Farmers National Bank in 1865. This is an attractive Draper & Co. India paper proof mounted on original cardstock as printed. A dominant black and white cow stands contently in a field just left of center. At the far right is a diaphanously clad Plenty, striking a dramatic pose while holding the cornucopia aloft on her shoulder. There are some minor corner rubs and it is noted Hole Punch Cancelled as made. This is a rare series of proofs, and only a solitary $100 proof from it appeared in our Armand Shank, Jr. Maryland Collection sale (2004 CSNS Sale). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,645.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19106. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.