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    $2 Legal Tender Progress Proof. This appears to be the final version of this unused but beautiful design, which is listed in Hessler as LE-6e. It is either the exact piece pictured in Hessler, or one identical to it. It's printed on India, which is card mounted, and it was printed on this card, as is plain from the embossing of the printing and from deliberately embossed mirror-image numbers at the left edge which are partially on the India and partially on the card. The Proof is perfect but for some very minor, easily removable foxing spots about the edges. Work on this design was done by the National Bank Note company, and this Proof is likely their product, although it is not identified as such. This unused but beautiful design was based on Robert W. Weir's painting of the Embarkation of the Pilrgims. According to Hessler, the engraver of the work is Joseph P. Ourdan. Hessler illustrates six stages of Progress Proofs, with this example's being the final one.

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    September, 2003
    26th-27th Friday-Saturday
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