Bank Note Duty 1821 to circa 1850 – Congreve Compound Plate Printing

Exhibitor: Christopher HarmanClass: RevenuesAward:Large Gold
Additional Information:

Forgeries of bank notes was a major issue and one method, propounded by Sir William Congreve, was the printing of complex multi-coloured designs on the reverse of notes. The exhibit includes unique proofs and shows examples of both the £1 10s and £2 values, of which very few examples exist.

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