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    $5 Educational Silver Certificate Progress Proof. A magnificent Five Dollar Educational Proof printed on India Paper. The printing took place on this card, which can be clearly seen from the embossing through to the back. It's very similar to SE-18 from Hessler's U.S. Essay, Proof and Specimen Notes. The only difference is in the wording of the pencil notation. On this example, it reads, "Proof taken after Rose and Ponickau had endeavored to produce the effect of Shirlaw & before Smillie's work." The right-hand corner far outside the design has been cut away on this example, but pencil indentations on the card indicate that writing in that corner said something more brief, verbatim: "after Ponickau & before Smillie." But for the cut corner and a few extremely minor age spots, the Proof is perfect.

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