$3 Proof

Bank of Quincy


The Bank of Quincy opened as a free bank in 1856 and failed with a host of its brethren, when southern state bond prices collapsed at the beginning of the Civil War. This $3 depicts a wonderfully detailed dock scene, the state auditor die, and a group of sheep. PMG notes the hinge remnants on the left and right margins, indicating the note had been previously mounted, suggesting a strong possibility that it traces its provenance back to D.C. Wismer in the 1930s. One of only a couple of examples known.