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Numismatics
Manufacturer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, American, founded 1894
Designer: Edwin Howland Blashfield, American, 1848–1936
Engraver: Charles Schlecht, American, born Germany, 1843–1905
Engraver: G. F. C. Smillie, America, 1854–1924

$2 Silver Certificate Essay Face Proof

1896

Ink on paper

12.2 × 23 cm (4 13/16 × 9 1/16 in.)
The Susan G. and John W. Jackson, B.A. 1967, Endowment Fund for Numismatics
2019.25.8
Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Provenance: 

Robert F. Schermerhorn. Mrs. Louise Entriken, to December 16, 1971; Harry W Bass, Jr., from 1971. Stack's Bowers, New York, August 17, 2011; Joel Anderson, 2011-8; Stack's Bowers, New York, October 25, 2018, lot 4032; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Benjamin Hellings, “A Beautiful Failure: The “Educational Series” Notes,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2019): 64–65, fig. 4.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.