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    Bank of Northfield $1 Full Color Proof

    Northfield, MN - Bank of Northfield $1 18__ MN-98 G2, Hewitt B440-D1. Proof. PCGS Very Choice New 64 Apparent.
    The Bank of Northfield $1 proof offered here is the fourth and final denomination from a series engraved and printed by the American Bank Note Company using vignette dies and elements from a few of their predecessor firms, but with a Wellstood, Hay and Whiting layout style and tint configuration. The bank never opened for business or issued notes. This lovely India paper proof mounted on its original cardstock is the Hewitt plate note. The orange tint frame and micro-lettered panel across is stirring, with a darker frame on the bottom and dark counter at the upper left. At lower left, an allegorical female sits on the ground next to a shield bearing the denomination. A period farmer holding a sickle supports the shield while seated on a firm-looking bundle of wheat. In the distance at left, a riverboat travels west; at right, farmers herd pigs. A stunningly crafted color proof and the only known proof printed by the ABN in the period. The series and type are also known in "Modern Proprietary" form, printed using the archived plate and tint set with a special process directly to textured cardstock. This proof should not be confused with the above since this is a contemporary proof masterfully using the intaglio process on India paper by the American Bank Note Company. Noted by PCGS as "HPC; Minor Adhesive Residue on Face; Mounted on Cardstock; Hewitt Plate Note." The face residue is at the left and consists of a light smudge. This is bold and beautiful, a superb impression with rich color tint.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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