||Beaver Dam, WI - Dodge County Bank $5 April 12, 1855 WI-35 G6. Proof. PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. This is a much rarer bank from Beaver Dam and the type not included in the Krause collection. An India paper proof only engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co. This imprint, along with others that were related, was not in the 1990 American Banknote Company Archive sale; those proofs were dispersed long before the 1858 consolidation of the seven firms. At the top center is Eliot Preaching to the Indians, a vignette originally engraved for New England notes, but with an Indian motif that would appeal to frontier bankers. John Eliot preaches as he stands at the center of an attentive Indian group. At the left is a man carrying a bundle of corn. Hole Punch Cancelled as prepared. Krause had two low grade issued $1 notes; and this is the first $5 example we have handled. A superb piece, perfectly preserved, and showing a very desirable vignette. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3,055.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19381. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.