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Colonial Notes Printed by B. Franklin
Outstanding January 1, 1756 Pennsylvania “Printed by B. FRANKLIN” Issue Twenty Shillings Note
Province of Pennsylvania. January 1, 1756. Twenty Shillings. Plate A. “Printed by B. FRANKLIN” Issue. Choice Crisp About Extremely Fine.
Fr. PA-76. This early, historic 1756 “Printed By B. FRANKLIN” Pennsylvania Colonial note is very clean and even in light circulation. Both the face and back sides are well printed. The two of the signatures of George Okill and William Vanderspiegel are readable. There is some conservation while the vivid sharp legend “Printed By B. FRANKLIN” is boldly printed on the lower reverse. The Twenty Shillings denomination is both the highest and having the least number of notes printed. This very special example is nearly the equal to the Newman Plate specimen illustrated for this issue, found on page 337. An important example of Benjamin Franklin’s printing on his famous Philadelphia print shop press that is well worthy of the very finest of collections.