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Lot 20185

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Type Currency
Title Lot 20185
Country United States
Description Kutztown, PA � Abolition Exchange � Greenback Manufactory 2 Cents April 28, 1864. PCGS Extremely Fine 45 Apparent. This is a rare note and has always been a mystery. Its exact issuer is unknown, and it appears initially as a Kutztown, Pennsylvania, scrip note. A small format note without an imprint. Printed on off-white bond paper. The type is also known on green paper. A border of repeating "2" numerals, plus one "5" are seen around the perimeter. The serial number 610 is at top left, and the location and date are at top right. The title ABOLITION EXCHANGE is below. A vignette of a goose pecking at vegetation while at the same time eliminating what it has eaten is flanked by bold "2" numerals surrounded by a pattern of that number. Below is the title GREENBACK MANUFACTORY. The text reads: "For Five of these "Abolition Exchange" I'll pay Ten Cents as long as Father Abraham is not stolen." The printed signature of Rud. Kitthaus is at bottom right. Noted with "Tape Remnants and Stains; Edge Damage." We have only seen a few examples of this odd issue. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From Newman X (Heritage Auctions, November 2018), lot 20185, realized $480.

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