||Saint Cloud, MN - Stearns County Bank $3 July 5, 1859 MN-120 G6 Hewitt B620-D3a. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64 Apparent. The third denomination proof from the trio offered in this sale is another beauty engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Company. This bold example is one of only two known, and probably the finer of the pair. Printed on India paper and mounted on its original cardstock with Hole Punch Cancelled as made. At the lower left is a farmer plowing as his coworker helps guide the horse. At the lower right is a young woman with a dove. The title is across the center with signature lines, and an intricate THREE DOLLARS die is across the top center. The other $3 India proof of this type was the Schingoethe collection note sold in Part 7 for $2,875. Apparent is designated, but only some "Minor Adhesive Residue on Face" that is barely noticed at the upper right through the title. This is very thoughtfully designed and beautifully engraved. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4,700.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19175. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.