||Brooklyn, NY - City Bank of Brooklyn $2 18__ NY-320 G4 SENC. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63. This is an extremely rare Brooklyn bank, and left its Obsolete bank period issuing tenure to become the National City Bank of Brooklyn in 1865 (Charter #1543 that issued only large size notes, with only a few known). A distinguished and choice Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New-York engraved India paper proof mounted on cardstock. At the top and right of center is seated Agriculture holding a scythe and some newly cut wheat stalks. At the far left is the earlier New York Comptrollers seal perpendicular; this proof was printed approximately 1850. At the far right is a standing woman raking hay. This is noted as very finely "Slit Cancelled" in the signatures as made. A boldly printed impression, and delightful with the eye appeal of a full Gem. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,350.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19238. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.