||Owatonna, MN - Bank of Owatonna $10 18__ MN-100 G4 Hewitt B460-D10. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64. The $10 proofs from the bank are less frequently encountered than those of the $5 denomination: only five are listed on the Hewitt census, including this beauty. Exquisitely made for the American Bank Note Company plate with the additional JDW imprint along the bottom right edge, this India paper proof is mounted on its original cardstock. The prominent vignette is at the far left with Liberty, Justice, and crouching Agriculture. At the center are the titles, obligations, and required signature lines. At the bottom right is a capped young girl. Like most proofs in this Minnesota trove, cited Hole Punch Cancelled as made. This is a sleeper denomination type since two examples described in the population report are flawed; therefore, this might be the finest known. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,820.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19167. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.