||New York, NY - Bank of New York $3 July 1, 1860 NY-1790 UNL. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 55 Apparent. This is a handsome India paper proof by the American Bank Note Company with an unlisted fully engraved July 1, 1860 date. These might have been prepared as proofs only as a transition to for the issued note series with full dates like the $2 previous. The color and layout are again top shelf, with full green frame all around, wider at the sides, a tri-counter die across the bottom center and green shaded signature blocks. The center vignette, known as Science, shows an allegorical female reclining with a globe and other instruments. The title curves across and is bisected by the vignette. The proof is Hole Punch Cancelled as made. There are some small considerations noted by PCGS "Minor Stains; Mounting Remnants on Back." An unlisted type and a very rare color proof from this historic title. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,585.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19261. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.