||Madison, WI - Bank of Wisconsin $1 18__ WI-400 G2a. Proof. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. The riveting Bank of Wisconsin vermillion color title series was engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., New York & Philadelphia. This is a very rare series and we know of only one other denomination set, the Wismer-Bookbinder-Krause proofs. These were enthusiastically received, and sold in September 2009 in Philadelphia. Those proofs were on India paper and hinged on the back. This example was the "B" position and is printed on India paper and mounted on original cardstock. The central vignette shows a Continental soldier, peering at the British forces, as his companion loads another rifle. At the lower left is a rarely seen portrait of Solomon Juneau, the founder of Milwaukee The vermillion title arcs over the top and there are subtle protector ONEs across each signature. Hole Punch Cancelled through the India paper and the card. Like all three notes from this series, it is very beautiful. The Krause Part I sale example, Lot 2167, realized $3,220. That was a choice example on India paper. This Gem New 66PPQ proof should generate considerable interest by collectors who desire rarity and condition. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,762.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19408. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.