||Kirtland, OH - Kirtland Safety Society Bank $5 Mar. 4, 1837 OH-245 G8 Wolka 1424-10 Rust 7. PCGS About New 53PPQ. The $5 and $10 Kirtland notes were printed from the next plate engraved at Underwood, Bald, Spencer & Hufty, N. York & Philad. in 1836 with $5A-$5B-$5C-$10B (see Nyholm, Fig. 15 and 1990 ABN Sale, Lot 1462). At top center is a woodsman seated on a log, patting his dog. Identical ends show a boy carrying a shovel on his shoulder in an oval. In the corners are identical "5" dies. This is the most frequently encountered secretarial signature of J. Smith, Jr. and S. Rigdon combination, from the eight combinations listed by Nyholm. It is the most available Kirtland note type with likely 200-225 known today. Lightly handled only and well margined, wider at the sides. Another excellent type note representing the Kirtland series precisely. Eye appeal is premium for the assigned grade. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,645.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19292. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.