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    Bucksport, ME- Bucksport Bank $50 Oct. 10, 1854 G16a Proof Wait 11
    A well preserved Proof from the American Bank Note Company archives graded Very Choice New 64PPQ by PCGS. Four small POCs are observed at the signature lines. Prior to the sale of the American Bank Note Company archives in 1990, these notes were all but unknown and have only been reported in Proof form, with just over a dozen known survivors according to Roger Durand's research. Wait listed these notes as R.7. The central Santa Claus vignette contains an example of the design identified as Santa Type III. George D. Baldwin was the engraver. He is known as the engraver of the Ocean Telegraph vignette that was used for $20 Gold Certificates, the Eagle with Flag vignette used on the backs of the $500 Gold Certificates, and General Winfield Scott's portrait that was used for $100 Interest Bearing Notes. There are two imprints- Bald, Adams & Co. New York and Bald, Cousland & Co. Phila. The Bucksport Bank was incorporated in 1854 and became the Bucksport National Bank, charter number 1079, in 1865.
    From The Roger H. Durand Santa Claus Collection


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