||Hokah, MN - La Crosse & La Crescent Bank $1 MN-50 UNL Hewitt B200-D1-1a. Proof. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ. This is a very scarce bank, but virtually all the notes in the 2006 census are issued notes with red protectors and usually of a lesser grade. Hokah is in Minnesota and La Crosse is across the river in Wisconsin, which makes this an interesting two-state tie note. The issued bills were to be payable in Wisconsin currency at the Green Bay Bank in La Crosse and at Milwaukee's Juneau Bank. This and the following $2 note, both without red protector, are the only reported proofs from the title and are unlisted types in Haxby at present (they would be effectively G2 and G4). A beautiful American Bank Note Company India paper proof printed on two-subject $1-$2 plates. Like the majority of these Minnesota ABN proofs, there is a superb layout with a young girl centered under the arced and double-line stacked title; beautifully flanked with filigree, cherubim and counters on each side. At the lower left is a seated milkmaid, elbow on pail, and at the lower right is a flurry of fowl. There is an engraver's error with "Reg'r" next to the Auditor's signature line vertically at left instead of "Aud'r" as required. A very bold Gem New 65PPQ with small Hole Punch Cancels noted across, as made. The Hewitt plate note again and the only example available and known at present. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7,637.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19150. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.