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1896 $2 Silver Certificate Educational FR-247 #28

1896 $2 Silver Certificate Educational FR-247 PCGS Graded Choice Unc 64PPQ S/N 28

John Burke Autographed Fr. 247 with Serial 28, This Note has been off the market for 51 years and is the only autographed FR-247 to be signed by Burke.

John Burke Courtesy Autograph Low Serial Number 28 Fr. 247 $2 1896 Silver Certificate PCGS Banknote Choice Unc 64 PPQ.
Treasurer of the United States John Burke (1913-21) autographed this $2 Silver to the immediate right of Treasurer of the United States D.N. Morgan's (1893-97) engraved signature. A closer look at the life of this great note with a great provenance uncovers the fact that it was lot 984 in the second installment of the auction of the Albert Grinnell Collection that was held on March 10, 1945. Auctioneer and cataloguer Barney Bluestone described it as "very rare indeed" on page 125. It later became the plate note in all six editions (1968-79) of United States Large Size Paper Money 1861 to 1863 by William P. Donlon. Mr. Donlon started his own auction company in 1971, and in Donlon's first auction on May 22, 1971, he devoted an entire section of his notes for sale that had been plated in various reference books.

Low two digit serial number 28 Check the Census it's virtually impossible to acquire a two digit serial number on this series.

Front: The Second Note of The Educational Series, Engraved by Charles Schlecht and G.F.C. Smillie After Designs by Edwin H. Blashfield (Figures) and Thomas F. Morris (Frame, Background) Science Presenting Steam and Electricity to Commerce and Manufacture.

Back: Heads of Inventors Robert Fulton and Samuel F. B. Morse.   The Portraits Are Attributed To Engraver Lorenzo J. Hatch.

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