$1 Proof

Manufacturers & Mechanics'
Bank, Boston

18 _ _

Manufacturers and Mechanics’ Bank $1 18__ MA-260 G24, PCGS Apparent About New 53, Proof
The Abner Reed and related imprint proofs have never received the appreciation compared with the intricate 1850s and 1860s proofs that owe their ancestry to such these Reed productions. However, many of these proofs are the only genuine examples known of their types and often unique examples. The first Reed sale was held in 1983 at NASCA’s swan song auction. The second, choicer group of proofs retained by Ford was sold in Stack’s 1999 Americana sale. This extremely rare proof has a lengthy pedigree of curators. Printed on yellow laid paper, Reed imprint at base. Massachusetts Arms flanked left by ship, wharf and factory right. Presents beautifully, minor faults when removed from archive album pages with a noted “Small Edge Tear at Left” and some paper thins. We (Heritage) have never seen a genuine note and the Whitman plated piece is on white laid paper.