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    -Likely Unique $50 1847 Federal Proof

    Two Year Interest Bearing Note Specimen $50 1847 This example is the plate note in Hessler's book U.S. Loans, where it is illustrated on page 149. It's a very likely unique example with the complete printing on both face and back. Considered to be a Specimen, as it was previously punch canceled in two places, which have since been professionally and nearly undetectably restored. The edges are still in their easily removable original paper mounting from the Vattemare albums. The note is ex-Middendorf Specimen collection sale of 1994, and prior to that was part of the Alexandre Vattemare collection sold by Christie's in 1982. It's an exceptionally handsome and extraordinarily important piece of early U.S. currency worthy of a place in any advanced collection. Choice Crisp Uncirculated.

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