||Janesville, WI - Janesville City Bank $2 January 2, 1855 WI-285 G4. Proof. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. This is a very rare Janesville title. The Krause collection had only a $5 Specimen note from the bank, with flaws, and a ex: Bookbinder. This is a Gem proof, the only impression from the sheet engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co, New York and printed on India paper only. At the upper left are Plenty and Liberty seated on the shore, with the title above and across the center. To the right of center is a female portrait. Intricate counters in the four corners are all differently styled. Hole Punch Cancelled as prepared at TC. This is a very bold, deeply inked impression; beautiful and striking. It is likely unique in private hands, as the only other proof observed is the plate note archived in Madison. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,585.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19401. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.