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    Unique Interest Bearing Proof

    $10 United States Interest Bearing Essay Although undated, this is without question an 1850's product, most likely an essay prepared for the December 23, 1857 1 Year Six Percent Notes. Both the face and back are on separate Bristol Board cards, with the face consisting of several different design elements. Much of the text is printed directly on the board, while the counters, denominations, and one of the vignettes have been cut and pasted. The central vignette is an albumin print photograph which has been mounted on the board. This is one of the very rare instances where an actual photograph was included as a design element on any Proof or Essay example. Both the face and back are the top subject on what was a three subject sheet containing a ten, twenty and fifty dollar example, and bear a pedigree that can be traced back to a group of Federal Proof sheets handled by NASCA in the early 1980's. It's an incredible multi-color item which almost certainly is unique and would be the centerpiece to any collection of early Federal notes.
    (Total: 2 notes)

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