||St. Paul, MN - Ramsey County Bank $3 Dec. 1, 1858 MN-150 G6a Hewitt B700-D3b. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64. The $3 denomination from any extremely rare set of notes such as this will usually command a premium in relation to the other denominations. This proof uses wonderfully engraved pastoral vignettes originally created by Bald, Cousland & Co. prior to 1858 and used here on this American Bank Note Company imprinted India paper proof. This is the Hewitt plate note. At top center is an Indian family in a canoe, the father paddling and the mother and children riding at the opposite end. At the lower left, a man carries hay to his horse and at the lower right is a girl with wavy hair. The red protector THREE flows across the bottom center. Virtually all the proofs offered from these sheets are Hole Punch Cancelled and this is so designated. This note is evenly margined on all sides and vibrant. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $5,405.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19183. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.