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    First Issue 5¢ Off-Color Essay

    Milton 1E5F.2 5¢ First Issue Essay PMG Choice Uncirculated 64. Printed in black on a soft yellow paper. The underlying yellow color gives the black ink a deep slate grey appearance. This note is from the finished plate, differing from a regular-issue face printing only in its color, paper and double frame line. The condition is absolutely flawless, without the slightest hint of a defect, and the deep, original embossing is plainly evident on the blank back. It is very rare that any Fractional Currency Essay be found this nice. The note we offer here is unquestioned in its extreme rarity. (3500-up) Ex-Chapman October 20, 1904; CAA 1/97; CAA O'Mara 5/05.
    From The Frederick Mayer Collection


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