||Hokah, MN - La Crosse & La Crescent Bank $2 MN-50 UNL Hewitt B200-D2-1a. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63. Once again, this Hewitt plate note is gorgeous to view and is the sole reported proof, which makes it effectively unique at present. This India paper proof was printed by the American Bank Note Company using the $1-$2 plate. The layout used is a bit spread out with standing Union right of center. At the lower left are numerous farm implements and at the lower right is a young girl's portrait. The title flows in opposite curves at the upper left. As above, 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. This is a significant, Haxby unlisted proof type and the only example known. Hole Punch Cancelled in the India paper only. Finely crafted and again presenting itself as a unique opportunity. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $6,168.75. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19151. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.