$1 Proof

Portage Canal & Mfg Co., Akron

18 __

PCGS Very Choice New 64
The company was organized in 1837 to build a dam and waterway that would bring water power to the North Hill section of Akron. Water was first let into the raceway in 1844 but continuing problems led to the project’s failure. This pretty proof depicts a canal scene, consistent with the mission of the issuer. The only example to our knowledge.