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    Fr. 271 $5 1899 Silver Certificate PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.
    America's love affair with the West is depicted on these notes. G.F.C. Smillie's engraving features a Sioux Indian Chief wearing a Pawnee headdress. The Chief is widely reported to be Tatoka-Inyanka, or Running Antelope. His authentic headdress had three upright feathers and those feathers rose too high to be included in the design. An attempt was made to have him pose with a Pawnee war bonnet from the Smithsonian, but he refused to wear a headdress belonging to a rival tribe. A BEP employee was photographed with the bonnet and that feature was then added to the design. This example is widely margined with as deep embossing as is found on the type. A lovely piece with bright paper and vivid colors.


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    February, 2012
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