“George Washington” Vignette Proof, BEP, Owen G. Hanks

$50.00

Portrait of George Washington engraved by Owen G. Hanks (1816-1865). This image first saw use on the 1864 $500 Treasury notes. It later appeared on the US 3 cent third issue Fractional Currency and various tax-paid revenue stamps. Hanks founded  Wellstood, Benson & Hanks (1848-1855), and engraved independently until he joined the American Bank Note Co. in 1859.


Note: this is an ORIGINAL nineteenth century die-sunk proof; not a reproduction or contemporary print. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Additional information

Printer

BEP

Condition

F, small tear lower right, minor water stains at left

Year

1864

Paper

india on card

Size

2" x 3"; overall 5" x 6"