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    Set of Color Trial Specimens - 1894 Auditor Warrant Issues

    Jackson, MS- State of Mississippi $5 (4); $10 (3); $20 (3) Back Color Trial Specimens as on Cr. 64 (4); 65 (3); and 66 (3) Crisp Uncirculated.
    A wonderful group of ten Color Trial Specimens of the back designs of the three denominations that made up the Series of 1894 Auditor Warrants. St. Louis Bank Note Company, who printed the production notes, printed these Specimens to evaluate different colors either internally or with state officials. Ironically, the state's Governor was placed under arrest for a short period of time because the Secret Service felt that the notes looked a bit too much like federal currency. Governor Stone called the experience "a most outrageous proceeding!" These pieces were, in all likelihood, part of the company's archives and all have one or two small triangular cancels. Kraus was aware of only one such "back proof" for the $5. Rare and beautiful.
    From the Goldsworthy Collection (Total: 10 notes)


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