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CNA acquires original plate


The Cincinnati Numismatic Association now has in its archives the original American Bank Note Company engraved plate for the Tyler Davidson Fountain, the association?s symbol. CNA purchased the plate from a Stack?s auction in December.

In 1872 security engravers Luigi Delnoce and James Smillie created the engraved image for American Bank Note Company. The image was known to be used only on a draft for the Fourth National Bank of Cincinnati in 1885, and a lithographic version was used on the City of Cincinnati 3 percent Urban Redevelopment Bond dated June 1, 1958.

Henry Probasco gave the fountain to Cincinnati and named it after his deceased brother-in-law. It was dedicated on Oct. 6, 1871.

The CNA had imprints of the engraving made in 2000 to celebrate its 70th anniversary and is now selling a small number of them. A set of two 5 by 7 imprints, including one numbered impression, is available for $12, postage paid.

To order, send a check or money order to CNA Prints, P.O. Box 446, Miamitown, OH 45041-0446.

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