||Potsdam, NY - Frontier Bank $3 18__ NY-2855 G18a SENC. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 58 Apparent. This note, like so many in the sale, is a great rarity and has two desirable main vignettes engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Company on India paper. The layout is stellar, with a very rare vignette showing men building a log cabin. One holds up a log as the other two seem to be having a discussion; a fallen elk weighs upon the horse's back. At the upper left is the New York Bank Seal. At the lower right is Sir Thomas Lawrence's The Calmady Children (1823) which hangs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (bequest of railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington, 1900). This is a famous painting portraying the Calmady sisters at ages three and five. Lawrence so wished to secure this commission that he charged less than his normal fee; he considered it a master work. Vermillion color tint surrounds the lower left and upper right counter dies and adds a protector THREE across the bottom. Hole Punch Cancelled through the India paper. Wide margining is seen at the top and sides. The mentioned "Mounting Remnants on Back" affect none of the excellent appearance of this proof. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4,230.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19272. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.