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GregAlex

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I'm going to post my own match this time because no one is likely to get it.

I was thumbing through some Stack's Bowers literature in today's mail and spotted something familiar. I have a little Egyptian intaglio vignette printed by a friend for me from an original die. Neat and very unusual design.
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Turns out that it's an exact match to the back of an 1895 1000 peso Columbian specimen note produced by Franklin-Lee BNC. Seems an odd design choice for a banknote from Columbia -- I'm not sure this one was ever issued.

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And nobody matched the Galatea vignette -- it appears on an 1884 Spanish 100 peseta note.

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Very nice - but one must have a museum quality global collections to meet some of these challenges!!!
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is the flag in Galatea meant to be the star spangled banner?  and then clipped off for a spanish note?
1884 ... little did they know that shortly they would pick a fight with the US and it would be the end of their empire
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Very nice - but one must have a museum quality global collections to meet some of these challenges!!!


We like to call it the Internet. :-)
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Here's one I came across during some recent scanning. I know of a match, but there are some differences.

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Tough one. I’m out. Berny, Youngcollector ?
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It's a BEP engraving, if that helps.
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This is called Panama Canal - is the back of a Frbn or frn I think - I am at dinner on mobile right now
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Maybe third charter nbn
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YoungCollector ..nice job. Reverse of $10 NBN.

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Correct! But look closely and tell me what's different.
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I'll toss a new one out there -- this is one of Youngcollector's favorites. It shouldn't be too hard to find her on federal currency. But I have another challenge -- find a usage on something that did not circulate as paper money in the U.S.  I know of several examples including one I just discovered today.

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That is the fifty cent Justice fractional.  Courtesy photo of Paper Money of the USWP_20180607_007.jpg

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Very good! Any others?
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How about these interest-bearing notes:
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InterestBearing100_f1.jpg 

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Those are fantastic notes, Bernie! Great match-ups.

Well here's the non-currency match that I alluded to earlier. I found it on, you'll never guess, a souvenir card (B-217). This is a reprint of a rare taxpaid revenue for renovated butter -- you'll have to read the description to understand that (thankfully it's no longer legal).

I think this might be one card Youngcollector will want to pick up! [smile]

B-217 show cancelled.jpg  B-217 cu.jpg  B217 description.jpg

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'Correct! But look closely and tell me what's different.'


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Good eyes -- yes, the ships are different. So either this was an early proof that was altered before being used on the national note, or it was adapted later for another use.

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I haven't dusted off this thread for a while, so here's one that I call the "Tiny Landscape." I made a scan next to a dollar bill for scale -- it's only a couple inches wide, but lots of detail.

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What I recently noticed is that the right side of the engraving, with the people on the rock, also shows up on another banknote engraving of the Catskill Mountain House, a well known landmark for more than a century. Which was engraved first, I'm not sure. I initially thought part of one engraving was simply transferred to the other, but a close comparison shows a number of subtle differences. So they may be separate engravings despite being the same size.

Has anyone see either of these on any obsolete notes? This is one instance where I don't know of a match yet.

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wow, you have an eagle eye!
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