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Lot Number: 208
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First Encountered Circa 1860s Bearded Abraham Lincoln Central Portrait Trial or Essay of Banknote Design and Size

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c. 1860s Civil War Era, Possibly Unique Banknote Size, Bearded Abraham Lincoln Central Portrait, Maker’s Printer’s Color Trial Essay or Sample, Used, Fine.

Banknote printer's engraved Essay or Sample, measures the size of a Banknote, about 7.25" x 3", and is printed on both sides, no place or maker. The face side is printed in blue-green, featuring a central Portrait of a bearded President Abraham Lincoln within a 2” oval with ornate fancy engraved designs throughout. The reverse side printed in brown with other ornate engraved designs, featuring a harbor scene with several small Sailing Ships. Worn, with obvious overall circulation, with creases light soiling and minor edge wear as shown. Both face and back are extremely well centered. Our thanks go out to the president of the Railsplitter organization for his kind assistance and confirmation of having not seen another example previously.
Lot Number: 208
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Estimate Range: $600 - $900
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