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    Beautifully Margined and Boldly Colored Edward Everett 1891 Silver Certificate

    Fr. 335 $50 1891 Silver Certificate PCGS Extremely Fine 45.
    A particularly good looking example of this scarce and popular blue seal 1891 Silver Certificate. The vignette is of Edward Everett, who was a Senator of Massachusetts as well as its Governor, and also served as Minister to Great Britain, President of Harvard College, and as Secretary of State. He is best known as one of the most accomplished and riveting speakers of the 19th century. His reputation was somewhat unfairly damaged by his two hour-long oration at the dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg in November of 1863. He was followed to the podium by Abraham Lincoln whose Gettysburg Address was so short that the photographer present had no time to setup his camera and missed the shot. Lincoln's address, in spite of its brevity, has gone down in history as one of the greatest speeches of all time. It unintentionally overshadowed Everett's masterful, but lengthy oration that preceeded it. Everett was magnanimous...telling Lincoln, "I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes." It would be hard to imagine an XF with a better appearance and more technical merit than this beautiful note.


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