||Salt Lake City, U.T. - Bingham Canyon & Camp Floyd R.R. Co. payable at the Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah $5 Post Note January 15, 1874 Rust UNL Nyholm UNL. Lithographic Proof. PCGS Choice About New 58 Apparent. The fourth denomination from this unlisted and presumably unique set of lithographic proofs by H. Siebert & Bros. 182 William St. New York, printed on both sides of common cardstock. Like the others in the set, the adopted common face type for the series shows a train rounding a curve with a telegraph line in the foreground, framed into a circle. Flanking to left is a tall, light green protector numeral, and green protector shading is across the signatures block. At the left is an Indian standing, arm pointed upward, and at the right is standing Athena as America. The obligation designation is engraved "__days after date will pay to the order of W.B. Welles Treas'r. or Bearer." The back is green with female portraits in all four corners and the obligation in center "Redeemable/ at the/ SALT LAKE CITY/ NATIONAL BANK/UTAH" with flanking numeral dies. Cited with "Hinge and Mounting Remnants on Back; Edge Tear at Top near Center," which does not affect the eye appeal. The post date "30" and right signature are falsely accomplished. Like the others, this is unique to our knowledge; the only example observed with the green tinting and as a proof. This again presents an excellent opportunity, one that might never be repeated. This lithographic proof and its companions are elite among Mormon notes and Obsolete proofs in general. Ex: Harmon A. Chambers (Henry Chapman June 19-20, 1908); Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,350.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19366. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.