||Columbia, TX - Commercial & Agricultural Bank of Texas $10 18__ TX-5 G10 Olson 1332 Medlar 22. Proof. PCGS Extremely Fine 45 Apparent. Another extremely rare denomination from the series, this note was printed from the $10-$10-$20-$20 plate engraved by Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co.; printed on India paper only and Hole Punch Cancelled as originally prepared. There were two $10 impressions on the unique proof sheet from the 1990 ABN Sale, Lot 1934, which realized $5,500. That sheet is currently in the DeGolyer Library and not available to the collecting community, except for research purposes. At the upper left is a rarely seen lumber mill vignette from the DTL catalog. At the right end is a drover herding his sheep and cattle through a stream. At the bottom center, as seen on the previous note, is a Federal style eagle, with a snake in its beak, on a cactus (style of Mexican Flag emblem). It is likely the only example available to collectors. Designated Apparent, with handling, and noted as having a "Small Paper Scuff on Back near Bottom Center." This is another tremendous opportunity to obtain a key Texas rarity, one that might never be repeated. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $14,100.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19327. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.