||Northfield, MN - Bank of Northfield $3 18__ MN-98 G6a Hewitt B440-D3. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63. The $3 denomination on the American Bank Note Company imprint plate is distinctly Wellstood vignetted and color tinted. This is the Hewitt plate note and, like the last, is a well-struck intaglio impression India paper proof mounted on its original cardstock. The color tint plate is the design's prominent diagnostic. The note boasts a full orange tint with a deeper shade oval counter at the left and is framed all around and showing a wide micro-lettered panel across with an outlined protector THREE. The upper left has a seated female holding a shield with the arm and hammer emblem. At the bottom right, is a farmer standing with a scythe. Over the title and just shifted to the right is an oval portrait featuring a lovely woman. Hole Punch Cancelled as noted and as made. This is a stunning cardstock color proof and the only example in the census printed in 1858 for inspection purposes by the ABN, the bank or both. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4,700.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19164. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.