||St. Paul, MN - Marine Bank $2 18__ MN-141 G4a UNL Hewitt B660-D2b. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64. The second denomination; unique and a discovery example not published until 2006 and plated in the Hewitt book. Beautifully engraved by the American Bank Note Company on India paper proof only using Bald, Cousland & Co. (or BC as abbreviated) predecessor firm vignettes. At the upper left is a river rafting scene with a man fiddling on deck for cadence and amusement of the boatmen, with a steamboat in background. At the bottom right is a train winding its way down an incline. The red protector TWO is larger than normally used and is across the lower center. Hole Punch Cancelled as prepared at the ABN. A gorgeous proof, and like all of these Marine Bank notes, the only reported example. Well framed and very striking. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $8,812.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19178. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.