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    Very Rare Fr. 93e $10 1862 Legal-Ex: Murray Collection

    Fr. 93e $10 1862 Legal Tender PMG Choice Fine 15.
    The $10 1862-1863 Legal Tenders have a quintessential Civil War-era design. Engraved while he was living, the iconic Lincoln portrait vignette adds to this design's prestige. On this layout, UNITED STATES is straight across the center, allowing the green tint plate elements to balance the design well. The allegorical figure at the right end, holding her brushes and palette, represents Art. The backs with intricate green lathe work surrounding a cartouche enclosing the obligation were state-of-the-art security printing. This Fr. 93c face plate variety is from Series 23, with the starburst within the bottom center of the border, and with the green 1857 patent date just below the guilloche. The American Bank Note imprint is seen at top center. Chambliss estimated 79 known in his 2014 book. This example came from the Doug Murray Collection and is one of the four serial numbers listed on Track & Price. The green color is bold, especially on the back, and the PMG noted "Tear" is hard to see along the bottom edge. Ex: our 2018 CSNS sale, lot 22576; Doug Murray Collection.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2021
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 22
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