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    Complete Denomination Set of Confederate Chemicograph Fourth Printing Reverse 1 Backs $500; $100; $50; $20; $10; $5 circa 1957-58 Bertram C464a; C465a; C466a; C467a; C468a; C469a.
    These were originally printed as a set that consisted of six Chemicograph 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 them got through the Union blockade. Examples of the plates were found 75 years later and eventually donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958. These Reverse 1 examples are from the fourth printing of 1957-58 that was executed by Confederate researcher, Philip H. Chase. Chemicographs are described in detail in Confederate Numismatica 2018 Supplement One by Peter Bertram. The $500, $100, $50, $10, and $5 denominations grade PCGS Superb Gem New 69PPQ and the $20 denomination weighs in at PCGS Superb Gem New 68PPQ. (Total: 6 notes)


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    September, 2020
    17th-21st Thursday-Monday
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