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c. 1830 “The Farmers and Mechanics Bank” Philadelphia, Hand-Engraved Copper-Plate Six Check Sheet for Printing

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Philadelphia, PA., c. 1830, “The Farmers and Mechanics Bank”, Hand-Engraved Copper-Plate for Printing a Complete Sheet of Six Checks, Plate is Not Canceled, Made by J. Keim, Philadelphia, Choice Extremely Fine.

This early American bank’s paper money notes (Haxby PA-430) are widely collected. This is a unique, original circa 1830s Copper-Plate Engraved for Printing Six Checks. It measures about 10” wide x 16” tall and is in excellent, not-cancelled, overall condition. There are some expected trivial oxidation spots and light hairlining that does not affect the metal, nor does it affect the future printing potential of this unique full sheet engraved plate, still ready for printing. This Copper-Plate was used to create Sheets of Six Checks for customers of the bank between 1807-1864, after which time the name of the bank was then changed to “The Farmers and Mechanics National Bank”. Made by J. Keim, of Philadelphia, whose name appears in print on the reverse of the plate.
Lot Number: 122
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