||Ithaca, NY - Tompkins County Bank $100 18__ NY-1085 G14 SENC. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63. The highest denomination from this unregistered series. There was only one example in the ABN Archives. That proof had a piece cut out and restored, which makes this the finest known example to our knowledge. Beautifully printed on India paper only from the well designed Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty $50-$100 plate configuration. At the top center is an eagle with half-opened wings, perching on a log at the shoreline; cameo heads are on either side. Identical ends have left-facing cameo heads in the center and counters in the corners, "100" at top and "C" at the bottom. Like the $50 proof, this is Hole Punch Cancelled as made, and at one time the two proofs were part of the same two-note sheet. A pleasing example, but we note the bottom margin is trimmed into the border slightly. This is a rare high denomination and a superior Upstate New York proof. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,585.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19244. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.