||Oshkosh, WI - Bank of Oshkosh $5 18__ WI-620 G4. Proof. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. The bottom note from the two-subject sheet engraved and printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., New-York & Phila. This is an exceedingly rare proof, likely unique in private hands, and boasting another excellent layout by TC. Printed on India paper and mounted on cardstock like its former sheet-mate, the $3 denomination. The wavy title across the top is bisected by the Comptroller's Seal. At the bottom left is seated Agriculture in an ornate "5," with a tall gray protector "5" to the right. At the bottom right is a wide vignette of a man plowing as another worker guides the horse; a dog frolics behind. Hole Punch Cancelled as made. This is another Gem and the first time the bank has ever been offered. The two proofs from the Newman collection sheet offered here appear to be the only ones available. Boldly printed and with broad margins on three sides. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2,585.00. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19428. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.