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What are Archival Photograph notes?
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On 1/20/2024 at 5:38 PM, dovado said:

What are those? Are they considered paper money? Are they rare? Are they considered essays? 
I am attaching an example.

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From PMG: "Archival Photographs – These were taken during the development of a design to document each stage of the process. In most cases, the final design reached at the end of the process would be used for notes issued for circulation. These photographs can include engraved and/or hand-drawn sections as well as attached parts of the design (such as serial numbers and signatures) that make up the proposed design. Many of the stages shown in Archival Photographs will resemble, but not exactly match, a Pick number. These black-and-white photographs show only the front or back of the note. They were typically mounted on card stock for storage in the archives of various printing operations. "Archival Photographs" are not to be confused with bromide prints/images that we do not grade."

They are rare, possibly unique, and price is driven by the popularity of the series in general. 


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