||Aberdeen, MS - Aberdeen & Pontotoc Rail Road & Banking Company $20 18__ MS-10 G16 Kraus 10027p. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 58. A second denomination from this railroad banking issuer, and a beautifully printed India paper proof by Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co. At the center is a defiantly screaming eagle perched on a rock. In the upper corners are two different views of seated George Washington, transported to ancient times, and wearing classical garb. In the bottom corners are identical "20" dies. The cotton plant base vignette is a frequently seen design element on Southern Obsolete notes. This is an extremely rare proof and the denomination type was not present in the 1990 American Bank Note Company Archives sale. There is only minor handling present, and it is Hole Punch Cancelled as noted and as made. This is a beautifully styled and a very important 1830s era Mississippi proof. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,880.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19197. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.