||St. Paul, MN - Marine Bank $5 18__ MN-141 G8a UNL Hewitt B660-D5b. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 58. This is the bottom of the sheet position, impeccably engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Company on India paper only. Another stunning proof and the Hewitt plate note. The center has frontiersmen on horseback hunting buffalo on the range. At the lower left is a seated sailor from the Bald, Cousland & Co. catalog. At the lower right is a winsome young girl. The red protector FIVE is across the bottom center, just over the Hole Punch Cancelled signature blocks as noted and made. This note has only some petty handling observed from the back. Like the previous three, this is unique, and the only reported example. Certainly, this is the most beautifully engraved of the quartet, but all have the highest of artistic merits. A final opportunity to bid upon this bank dubbed the "Holy Grail of Minnesota Obsolete" in the tribute to Eric P. Newman in the Hewitt opus. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $9,400.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19180. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.