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    Fifty Cent Off-Color Essay

    Milton 2E50F.8 50¢ Second Issue Essay About New. This very striking note is missing all its elements but for the face inking. The entire back and all the bronze are absent. The completed face engraving is printed in a purplish black ink that we have not seen used anywhere else on Fractional Currency. The note is printed on a relatively thick bondlike paper, which has a slight yellow cast. This piece is not stamped or punched. This is a very important piece that does not rely on some minor variant of paper, inks or cancellations for its uniqueness. It is unknown as a type of Essay, save for this single piece. In spite of its central fold and some minor handling marks, the original embossing of the plate remains evident on the blank side. This note was lot 1058 of our MRF Sale. Milt acquired it from Tom Denly in June of 1985.

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    May, 2005
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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