Blackstone Canal Bank $5
1830s Proof. RI-260 G29 Unlisted
“Imprint of Draper, Underwood, Bald, & Spencer. India paper only. Top center, Hope seated with anchor. Left end, Penn’s Treaty with Indian cut. Right end, Plenty. FIVE in each corner. Once part of 1990 ABN Sale lot 1820 where it was one of two positions. Extremely rare like all the proofs from this series.”
Photo at top: What Cheer building, South Main Street, Providence, WC 0191. Rhode Island Collection, Providence Public Library, Providence, R.I. Reprinted with permission.