||Poughkeepsie, NY - City Bank of Poughkeepsie $3 Sept. 10, 1860 NY-2260 G6a SENC. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 58 Apparent. We will continue our reminder that only the most advanced collections contain any exceptional American Bank Note Company imprint color proofs. But this and the following two City Bank of Poughkeepsie notes are two-color proofs. Each is printed on India paper only with full green tint across the note and with very deep, bold red protectors. A full, very fine lace green tint covers the note, with slightly deeper shading on the signature blocks. In the center, a very large, deep red protector "3" provides great contrast. At the far left is young farm girl resting wearily on a wheat sheaf and at the far right is a seated shepherd, looking across the note in her direction. At the upper left is the New York State Bank Seal. Hole Punch Cancelled and Apparent due to some minor factors noted as "Edge Tear at Left; Hinge Remnants on Back." This has outstanding eye appeal with the deep red "3" at the center, yielding a beautifully balanced style and is the first we have ever encountered. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $5,170.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19273. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.