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    Impressive Bank of Kent $1.50 Reed Proof

    Coventry, RI - Bank of Kent $1.50 18__ RI-60 G11, Durand 242. Proof. PCGS Choice New 63.
    This is an impressive Abner Reed India paper proof. Not illustrated in Haxby or the Whitman Encyclopedia. This is the only example seen by us. It was not in the Abner Reed archive proof book, once owned by F.C.C. Boyd. The Reed book was disassembled in the late 1970s for eventual sale in 1983 (NASCA Abner Reed sale) and 1999 (Stack's Americana Sale.) The top central vignette of a textile machine appears on this series only. It is between two counters. End panels show the fractional denomination at top and bottom. At the left, the central cartouche shows the denomination in decimal format. At the right, the state name is within the cartouche. Noted as "Pen Cancelled," seen in the signature blocks only. Well-margined all around and with the faintest wisps of some foxing. A superb impression and denomination type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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