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    Unique Territorial Period Missouri Copper Plate by P. Maverick, Durand & Co.

    St. Louis, Missouri - Copper Printing Plate by P. Maverick, Durand & Co. for the Land Office/Post Office, "Receive at the Post Office" 50 Cents-75 Cents-25 Cents-12-1/2 Cents Notes. Very Fine.
    Rarely encountered, Obsolete currency printing plates comprise important security printing items. The sheets printed from this copper plate are rare (as cataloged and offered previously) and usually seen only in specialized collections. And this engraved copper plate is unique and shows the impressive workmanship of P. Maverick, Durand & Co., a rarely seen imprint and short-lived affiliation. As discussed previously, the partnership of gifted engraver Peter Maverick and brilliant engineer Cyrus Durand laid the foundation for early security printing in the nation. The plate is beautifully preserved to this day. Copper, with exterior dimensions 11.1 cm x 21 cm; engraved image area 9.3 cm by 19.0 cm. The blank back has a maker's mark of "T. Large JUNR / LITTLE NEW ST [London]." There are very few printing plates known from this early period, and we have not seen a plate from this imprint combination in private hands before. This is a museum piece and would be a fitting companion to an uncut sheet of these interesting and rare notes. Estimated, but in fact this is priceless.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society




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    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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