Description$10 Chemicograph Back ND (1864).
A complete set of "Chemicographs" would consists of six backs with designs that were intended for the 1864 issues of the $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, and $500 denominations. Back plates with these designs were ordered by the Confederate Treasury from S. Straker & Sons of London. The plates were made and shipped from London in early January 1864, only to disappear. Several more shipments were made, but none of these plates got through the Union blockade. Examples of the plates were found 75 years later and the prints in this lot were made from those plates. Next, the plates were donated to the Smithsonian Institution. More details can be gleaned from an article written by Confederate collector/authority Philip H. that appeared in the March and April 1950 The Numismatist. This lot contains a PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ example of the $10 denomination..
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