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    Hessler X126F $50 1861 Interest Bearing Note Partial Proof. This is a partial proof of one of the rarest designs of all United States paper money, Fr. 202a. This design is represented by a single signed and issued redeemable example, which we sold in our May 2001 Sale for just under $700,000. That note, and another issued note, which has been punched, cancelled, redeemed and now resides in the Bureau of the Public Debt in Washington, DC are all that are listed in the census. There are also three full proofs known. One of those we sold last May for $25,300. The partial proof we now offer consists of the orange arch and frame line on the face and a complete blue back on normal bank note paper. This is two passes through the presses, as it lacks on the face the portraits of Andrew Jackson and Salmon P. Chase, the upper left and right-hand 50 counters, plus the black ink wording. This is an extremely interesting item printed by the National Bank Note Company and is essentially in the same condition as when it was originally produced.

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    September, 2005
    21st-23rd Wednesday-Friday
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