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    Newton Bank $100 Proof with Phenomenal Layout, Rarity, and Pedigree

    Newton, MA - Newton Bank $100 18__ G20a Proof
    This is certainly one of Art Davidson's treasured Obsolete acquisitions in the many sales he competed in. It stands high among the finest looking Obsolete note designs ever engraved and combines the finest security elements with vignette touches that make this an artistic rendering of the highest order. Printed on India paper and mounted to a card. Lower left scene with Eliot preaching to Native Americans, a train is cupped into the left end of curved title, and lower right portrait. The green color scheme is special with large "C" device right of center and upper left die. Though not unique, we are aware of the Haxby Plate Note which is very tightly held, it is the finest known. Exhibiting the flashy color vibrancy characteristic of proofs from the unnamed 1997 Bowers and Merena "Rasmussen Sale," this was in the Peter Mayer collection for nearly two decades and was offered singly for the first time at the 2014 ANA auction where it sold for $12,925. The market was stronger then for impact proofs such as this, but it is worthy of flirting with five-figures again for the collector who sees what the other great owners saw: that this is truly a special example. PCGS Very Choice New 64.
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    Auction Dates
    September, 2018
    5th-11th Wednesday-Tuesday
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