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5-cent Franklin

5c Franklin original model

Scott Catalogue USA: 1-E
Description:

1847 ISSUE

Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson

5-cent model: Benjamin Franklin

Frame on thin card, hand-drawn in pencil and black ink with a light black India wash. Vignette is original currency engraving removed and mounted on thin card.

Date:
1847
Medium:
card; ink (black, brown); graphite
Dimensions:
Height x Width (frame only): 15/16 x 3/4 in. (2.4 x 1.9 cm) Height x Width (vignette only): 7/8 x 13/16 in. (2.3 x 2.1 cm)
Museum ID:
2005.2011.1
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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