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    Immaculate 50 Kopeks from The Russian-American Company

    Russia Russian-American Company 50 Kopeks ND (1816-1867) Pick UNL Kardakoff 53.1 PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ.
    The second example of incredible Russian-American Company notes printed on Walrus skin parchment. The notes were part of a large trading company endeavor that stretched from Russia around the Pacific rim to Alaska and into California. Trading outposts in Hawaii were also maintained by the company, a significant presence in what became western territories of the United States.

    This 50 Kopeks piece is a perfect pair to the 25 Kopeks note also offered here. The pieces were last offered nearly 40 years ago as part of the Henry Clifford Collection, which remains the largest ever offering of notes from this issuer. Research shows many of the limited number of survivors to be permanently impounded in institutional collections. With limited discoveries since Randolph Zander's 1996 article on the subject, we surmise the current pair are easily condition census notes, if note the finest known for their respective denominations. This note is as issued, with two clipped corners to denote the denomination. The skin is bright and original, with a strong penned 13358 serial number. On the face is МАРКА ВЬ АМЕРИКЬ / 50 КОП, meaning "American Scrip / 50 Kopeks" in current numismatic terms. On verso, the Russian-American Company insignia with the double-headed eagle of the Russian Crown at center.




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    January, 2020
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