By Peter Huntoon
When BEP personnel were certifying the four-subject $1 Silver Certificate Series of 1899 Vernon-Treat plate bearing Treasury plate number 30692, plate serial number 5500, on July 21, 1909, someone noticed that siderographer Charles A. Hall had accidentally rolled in the plate letter C instead of a D in the right position on the bottom subject.
The discovery was made after BEP Director Joseph E. Ralph had signed off on the proof so the certification was canceled and the plate sent for repairs. The key word in the penciled notation on the rejected proof is illegible.
This is the first time I have seen this particular error on a proof.
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