||Ithaca, NY - Tompkins County Bank $50 18__ NY-1085 G12. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63. A well styled 1830s printed proof on India paper engraved and printed by Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty. This rare bank is mostly known as proofs or unissued remainders. At the top center is standing Commerce on the shore, unusual as this allegory normally is seated; she is flanked by cameo profiles in ovals. The ends are identical, typical for this imprint, with cameo conjoined profiles and corner counters, 50" at top and "L" at bottom. Hole Punch Cancelled as made and as usual. There was one example in the 1990 ABN Archives sale. Nicely margined on all sides and boldly printed. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $705.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19243. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.