||Garden City, MN - Farmers Bank $3 October 10, 1858 MN-30 G6 Hewitt B120-D3. Proof. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ. The third denomination from a gorgeous series of very rare proofs, engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Company on India paper proof mounted on original cardstock. This Hewitt plate note also features a thoughtful layout. At the left is a well-dressed standing huntsman with his rifle and dog. At the far right is a wide corner vignette of man loading a heavy sack onto a wagon. There are three proofs cited by Hewitt with one in a private collection. This Gem New 65PPQ example was of course included in the 2006 census and is in gorgeous condition. The signature blocks with the typical Hole Punch Cancelled designation as seen on proofs. This is beautifully printed and as fresh as it was when printed over 150 years ago. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $6,462.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19146. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.