||Menomonee, WI - Menomonee Bank $2 18__ WI-435 G4. Proof. PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ. This is an extremely rare Indian title and well complemented by a historical vignette related to the aftermath of King Philip's War in New England. An extraordinary layout engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co, New York & Philadelphia. At the top center, cupped into the title, is a rare scene of "Major Waldron's Terrible Fight," showing a colonial family about to be attacked by Indians heading through the door (the vignette's background is discussed in detail in the description for Saint Cloud, MN, Stearns County Bank $2, in this sale). At the lower left an Indian carries a spear while riding on a white horse. Both upper corners display a cherub holding "2" dies. Hole Punch Cancelled as made. The only note from the title in Krause was a $1 Specimen selling at $1,840 in the first sale, nearly six years ago. This is the only example in private hands; the other is held by the Historical Society in Madison and is not for sale. This Superb Gem 67PPQ is the finest-a true showpiece. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $5,405.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19412. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.