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    Confederate Chemicograph Fourth Printing Reverse 1 Back $500 circa 1957-58 Bertram C464a PCGS Superb Gem New 68PPQ.
    Chemicographs 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 those printing plates got through the Union blockade. Examples of the plates were found 75 years later and were later 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.


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