||Northhousen, WI - Buffalo County Bank $1 185_ WI-600 G2a. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64. The first of three exceptionally graphic India paper proofs engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., New York & Phila. from a $1A-$1B-$5-$10 configuration. The bank never opened, but spared no expense to produce one of the most visual Badger state series. The $1 proof uses a vermillion title at the left and large color counter at the upper right. At the bottom left is a wide hunting scene set on the plains, showing the moment the Indian on his galloping horse spears the buffalo. At the upper right two beavers gnaw on branches, one partly concealed in the background. Hole Punch Cancelled as made. This note is tremendous in all regards, particularly because of the title and complementing vignette. The plate note in both reference works is an unavailable archived proof in Madison. The color is extraordinarily bold and vibrant. Very handsome and to our knowledge, the first time the title has been offered. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $4,700.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19424. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.