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Mechanics & Manufacturers Bank $1

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1827-1830s Proof. RI-345 G2, Durand 1587

“Imprint of N. & S.S. Jocelyn New Haven/Fairman, Draper, Underwood & Co. India paper only. Top center, FDU vignette of seated girl and boy in field. Left end, Peace in small oval, dies top and bottom. Right end, ONE DOLLAR. Rare imprint, the first we have picked up into a lot description among thousands of proofs catalogued in two decades/ Very rare series known as proofs only. Not the Haxby Plate Note due to the position of the left punch hole. Some minor thins from old verso mounts.”

Detail of central vignette.

Detail of central vignette.

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