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1896 $2 silver Certificate. Hessler SCE 185 FD. Face Progressive Essay Proof. About Uncirculated.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Paper Money - Federal Large Notes Start Price:4,750.00 USD Estimated At:12,500.00 - 22,500.00 USD
1896 $2 silver Certificate. Hessler SCE 185 FD. Face Progressive Essay Proof. About Uncirculated.
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1896 $2 silver Certificate. Hessler SCE 185 FD. Face Progressive Essay Proof. About Uncirculated.
India paper, mounted on original card. Center, titled vignette of three allegorical women and two children Science Presenting Steam and Electricity to Commerce and Manufacture. Ornate edge details.
Missing signatures, plate letter, finishing details at the top and some subtle other flourishes. Rarity-7. Very rare essay type and not in the Glenn Jackson Educational proof and essays. Some staining is seen at the upper left and right but the impression is virtually unblemished.
These educational proofs are highly scarce and tightly held by collectors with offering only occurring typically once or twice a decade. Last sold in an August 2011 sale where it brought a staggering $21,150. We would not be surprised with a similar realization.

Ex: Stack’s 2000 Americana Sale, 1/2000:1047, John J. Ford, Jr; Robert Schermerhorn, John J. Ford, Jr., Stack’s 2000 Americana Sale 1/2000:1047, Stack’s Bowers Galleries 8/11:5407 at $21,150.