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    Pittsfield, IL- Pittsfield Bank $5 18__ G8 Proof PMG Choice Uncirculated 63.
    The bank was organized in 1858 and outlasted most of its peers before failing in 1862. The note features a large vignette of an early harvesting machine at work, the state auditor die, and a portrait of Cornelia Dorothea Jocelyn, the daughter of bank note engraver Nathaniel Jocelyn. The note is printed on India paper without POCs or other cancellations and has two telltale hinge remnants on the back suggesting a possible provenance as far back as D.C. Wismer in the 1930s. There was one example of this design in the 1990 ABNCo Archives sale, bringing the likely number of surviving Proofs to perhaps two examples.
    From the Charles R. Pease, Jr. Collection, Part II


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