||Janesville, WI - Rock County Bank $2 February 1, 1856 WI-295 G4. Proof. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. All the banks from Janesville, including this, are very rare. This is a full Gem New 66PPQ proof on India paper mounted on cardstock, engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co. using the beautiful vignettes from their palette. The top center shows workers loading baskets of corn into a wagon. At the upper left is a portrait of a well-dressed boy. At the lower right, the portrait shows a woman, floral filigree on her dress and flowers in her hair. Hole Punch Cancelled as prepared by TC. This an extremely rare proof, with $1, $3 and $5 India paper denominations in the Krause collection sales, both ex: Bookbinder via D.C. Wismer pedigrees. In the second sale in March 2010, the $1 proof realized $3,220 and the $5, with some paper thins, realized $2,300. This a Gem on cardstock, and it looks perfect. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,292.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19403. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.