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194: Colonial Currency, PA, Mar. 10, 1769, 2 Shillings

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Description

Pennsylvania Currency
March 10, 1769 Pennsylvania “Relief and Employment of the Poor in the City of Philadelphia” Special Purpose Note
Province of Pennsylvania. March 10, 1769. Two Shillings. Plate A. “Employment of the Poor in the City of Philadelphia” Issue. Splits and corner repairs. PMG graded Very Fine-25.
Fr. PA-140. This early, historic Pennsylvania note is far above average for this special purpose 1769 issue, specifically stated to be for “Relief and Employment of the Poor in the City of Philadelphia.” This note has a clean and pleasing overall appearance. It is well printed, fully readable having clear text, with three full signatures by Stephen Collins, Luke Morris, and James Penrose, and its serial number present. There is a trivial deft centerfold reinforcement and corner repairs. The blank reverse side remains clean and free from any typical period notations with the eye appeal of Extremely Fine. Typically seen very heavily circulated and ugly, this example is vastly superior with decent eye appeal. This note is listed as the Second Finest PMG Certified.

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Estimate $1,200 – $1,600
Starting Bid $1,000
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