||Millville, WI - Wisconsin Valley Bank $10 July 1, 1857 WI-440 G4. Proof. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ. The most diverse selection of full color Wellstood, Hay & Whiting, New York-imprint Wisconsin color proofs continues. This is one of the rarest banks of the entire state, and the only example we have observed in private hands. The Krause Collection had only an issued $5 note, which commanded $3,737.50 in the first sale. Printed on a 5-$10 sheet configuration on India paper only. The red tint covers the note with a micro-lettered TEN pattern; vermillion counters are at the opposite corners and an outlined "X" protector is in the left center. At the far left is closed-wing bird of prey on a rocky peak. At the right end is a wide scene with a rural family. The father leans on the fence, interacting with his wife and child who are on the other side; a cow stands by ready for milking. Hole Punch Cancelled like virtually all the proofs from this Newman collection archive. There is some very faint handling seen with extreme scrutiny. Once again, exceedingly rare and majestic; a very important proof from this holding. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7,637.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19414. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.