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    $50 National Customs Note Essay Face Proof

    Fr. 198 $50 (1863) National Customs Note Essay Face Proof Hessler NC2 PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ.
    A Face Proof on bank note paper of a type of paper money that was never actually issued. Since neither the Legal Tender Notes nor the Interest Bearing Notes were acceptable in payment of duties levied by the federal government, this specialized kind of currency would have filled an obvious gap in the nation's monetary system. The large, bronze "National Customs Note" overprint is bright and does not have any of the greenish aging so frequently seen on such overprints that were applied to early federal issues. This piece also has four oblong hole punch cancels. This cancellation method is found on almost all of the survivors of this design. The last example that we offered was a D plate letter piece in PMG AU 53 and it brought $11,500 in 2009. Look for the current higher graded plate letter B piece to hammer in the vicinity of...
    From the Willamette Collection, Part III


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