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    Abraham Lincoln: "Penny Profile" Portrait in Three Versions. Two examples of O-88 and one example of O-89, taken by Anthony Berger of Brady's Gallery in Washington, D.C. on February 9, 1864. This was used as the basis for the Lincoln penny first issued in 1909, as interpreted by Victor David Brenner. The first example is a vignette view with Brady back mark (very clean example with faint horizontal crease of little consequence). The second example has gold ruled borders, Anthony/Brady back mark and cancelled revenue stamp (moderate fading). The third example is a dated 1910 Meserve silver print from the original negative, with signed presentation inscription on verso by Meserve. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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