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    Beautiful Fr. 204 Face Proof With Coupons

    Fr. 204 Hessler 1143 $100 1863 Interest Bearing Note Face Proof With Three Attached Coupons Gem New. This Fr. 204 plate letter A face proof is printed on card stock backed with thin card stock. Unlike Hessler 1143, this example is without Treasury officer signatures. Six POCs have also been applied in the signature area, while each of the attached coupons have two POCs through the only signature found on them, Chittenden's. The back center has a paper crease which is not associated with the actual proof, but is found in the backing. This is a stunning beauty with detailed vignettes of Farmer and Mechanics, the Treasury Building, and a vignette titled, In the Turret, which displays a Civil War naval gun crew preparing to fire. There are only two issued Fr. 204's known, with just one in private hands. We sold that note in our Taylor Family Collection auction in February 2005 for $299,000. This well preserved proof will be a beautiful addition to the next collection it enters, and if you are determined enough, that could be yours.
    From the California Proof and Specimen Collection.

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    January, 2006
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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