||Little Falls, MN - Northern Bank $5 18__ MN-63 UNL Hewitt B260-D5b. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64. The second denomination printed from the bank's two-subject plate engraved by the American Bank Note Company on India paper only. With the $2 proof, one of only two red protector proofs from this bank known on the census. At the top center a pair of farmers is seemingly in the midst of a discussion as a horse stands by. At the lower left is a beehive representing Industry, and at the lower right is a girl with hair in ringlets. The red protector used for the note is engaging and unusual, with red "V" numerals at the top flanking the vignette and red FIVE across the bottom center over the gray micro-lettered panel. This Hewitt plate note is very distinctive due to the vibrant protector. Hole Punch Cancelled as noted and as made. Like so many banks and notes represented in this sale, we believe this is the first time any note from this bank has been publicly sold. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4,230.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19154. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.