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    Proposed $2 1864 Legal Tender Face Proof

    Hessler USE10f $2 1864 Legal Tender Face Essay Proof PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.
    This is a rare complete face design proof of a $2 Legal with the vignette of The Embarkation of the Pilgrims. It is printed on India paper on card. This is one of the great "what if" paper money designs among collectors. The Hessler reference has only been able to track just two previous sales of this number with the last coming in 2003. 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 a painting by Robert W. Weir and the engraver of the work was Joseph P. Ourdan. Overall, a great proof in a great grade.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2011
    6th-10th Thursday-Monday
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