Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by gsalexan, May 23, 2011.
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If any fellow collectors can identify instances of the images I've posted here appearing on other government documents, I'd be interested in hearing about it -- and particularly seeing a scan of the usage.
These are very cool.
The "bales of cotton on a dock" is a common theme in African notes, but I don't recognize that particular one.
Inevitably after I post a presentation I dig through my collection more thoroughly and examine things more closely--and I always make a few more discoveries. This time I hit a couple jackpots!
I knew I'd seen the eagle vignette somewhere and at first I thought it was from the reverse of $1 1918 FRBN, which is similar but not the same design. Then I was looking through my souvenir cards and realized my eagle actually appears on the back of the 1882 $500 gold certificate!
I also found a portrait of Daniel Webster that I hadn't posted because it wasn't attributed to the BEP and didn't have a counter number on the back. However, as I was scanning my trusty paper money catalog, I realized the portrait appears on the front of the $10 1880 US Note.
So two more usages -- not bad!
And I had hesitated to post the vignette of the Steamship Mississippi because it had no BEP imprint. But then I found the same vignette on a souvenir card from the Federal Manager's Association -- which *does* indicate it was produced by the Bureau.
Lastly, I found one more unattributed vignette. But this one I feel pretty certain was engraved by the BEP -- it depicts the Bureau's new building, constructed in 1914.
Just stunning vignettes!
Thanks for posting and sharing these.
I picked up a portrait last week of McKinley that I thought looked really nice.
Darryl, if that's a BEP portrait of McKinley why don't you post it here? I'd love to see some images from other collectors.
I also have a collection of vignette proofs from American Bank Note and other bank note companies that I may post another time. Alas, none that appeared on US currency but many from stocks and bonds.
I believe this is card number is S1993D and was originally printed by John A. Lowell Banknote Co. I do not know who reprinted it for the Metro Chapter 4 show.
I can post it in the souvenir cards thread if not in this thread.
Best Regards ~ Darryl
I found out the George Washington vignette originated from the American Bank Note Co. It appears on the front design of a $100 Interest Bearing Treasury Note, which was not used. ABNC must have turned over the printing plates, because my vignette clearly has a Bureau imprint.
Sorry for the grainy quality of these scans -- it's a b/w book from 1979. Incidentally, I just found out the 2nd edition of this book has been released. Rick, what are the chances of getting a discount through on a bulk buy of this, if there are other interested collectors?
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