||Northhousen, WI - Buffalo County Bank $10 185_ WI-600 G6a. Proof. PCGS Gem New 65PPQ. The third and highest denomination from this series, never before sold at public auction. Engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., New-York & Phila. on India paper, this note has a superb vignette structure. Like the $1, the vermillion tint layout shows the title in color at the top left; a large color counter at the upper right outlines a white 10. At the lower left is an Indian hunter at rest, his gun at his side as he overlooks a scenic vista. At the lower right is TC's strongly detailed "Major Waldron's Terrible Fight," which a few of Wisconsin banks selected from the TC catalog (see Stearns County Bank, Minnesota $5 proof for a full discussion of the vignette's background). Hole Punch Cancelled through the India paper. A perfect, evenly margined Gem. The only example in private hands and the key note in the three denomination set here. Condition and exceptional rarity combine quite nicely on this marvelous Obsolete note. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $6,462.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19426. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.