||Kirtland, OH - Kirtland Safety Society Bank $1 Mar. 9, 1837 OH-245 G2 Wolka 1424-02 Rust 4. PCGS Very Fine 25. This is an attractive lowest denomination Kirtland note printed from the small denomination, $1-$1-$2-$3, four-subject plate engraved at Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty, N. York & Philad. At the top center, under a long arced title, is a man shearing sheep. Identical ends have an early train in an oval center, and four corner "1" numerals. Secretarial (or "Scribe" as referred in Nyholm) signature of J. Smith, Jr. and S. Rigdon. This "A" top position example is a very attractive type note. These are much scarcer than the $5 and $10 notes from the series. Douglas A. Nyholm, based on his accumulated census data, stated that approximately 80 are known in all grades in his book. Excellent paper body and clean surfaces are present. The cutting is just slightly wavy at the upper left, but the eye appeal of this Very Fine certified example is considerable. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,997.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19290. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.