London: Coutts & Company, 1860. A signed cheque, presented by Charles Dickens, pay to "House" for £5.10.0 drawn against Coutts & Co. Dicken's signature is clear, and has his usual flourish. The cheque is slightly darkened, but in very good condition, and embossed with a "one penny" device over the word "Bearer" The cheque is mounted behind glass, with a gilt border of 22cm x 11.5cm This in turn is within a much larger frame of 41cm x 35.5cm which also holds an attractive engraved portrait of Dickens, and a brass plaque, bearing the title "Charles Dickens 1812-1870." The background is a dark brown felt / baize. To the rear of the frame is a paper label for the Heritage Collectors' Society of Pennsylvania.