||Kirtland, OH - Kirtland Safety Society Anti-Bank-ing Co. $3 Jan. 4, 1837 OH-245 G6 Wolka 1422-03 Rust 14. PCGS Very Fine 25. This is a very attractive $3 Anti-Bank-ing note and perfect for the type. The host note is from the lower denomination plate by Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty, N. York & Philad. The titles, with large BANK, are left of center, and to the right is a vignette of an early locomotive and cars in three-quarter head-on view. Nearly identical ends have "3" numerals in the center and each corner shows a classical cameo profile head facing outward. Signed by S. Rigdon, "Secy" overwritten on Cash. and Newell K. Whitney, "P.T" overwritten on Pres.; an interesting signature combination seen mostly on this series. This was the easiest plate to modify with the stamps, because of the ample space surrounding BANK, unlike the tightly packed $2 title. This represents the type and series perfectly. We sold a slightly finer example at our 2007 Long Beach auction, Lot 12184, for $21,850, which was an extraordinary realization. Another lovely Kirtland from this well defined selection of diverse types from the Newman collection. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $6,462.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19289. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.