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Thomas Mifflin, Constitution Signer, Signed Colonial

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Thomas Mifflin, Constitution Signer, Signed Colonial Pennsylvania Currency

A colonial Pennsylvania engraved bank note signed by Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800), Pennsylvania delegate and U.S. Constitution signer, as "Tho Mifflin" at bottom recto. Countersigned by Joel Evans and Joseph Morris. Printed by David Hall and William Sellers in 1771. The bank note, No. 1095 in a series, was issued in the amount of ten shillings. With a central horizontal fold, scattered creases and wrinkles, overall toning, and isolated stains. Else very good. 3" x 3.75." From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller (1931-2014), orthopedic surgeon, psychiatrist, and autograph collector.

The printed design elements in brick red and black, though primitive, are aesthetically pleasing. The following text appears between two Corinthian columns recto: "Ten Shillings. This Indented Bill of Ten Shillings, shall entitle the Bearer to receive of the Provincial Treasurer, the like Sum of Ten Shillings, of equal Value with the same Sum, of the Bills of Credit now by Law current, according to the Directions of an Act of General Assembly of Pennsylvania, made in the 11th Year of the Reign of his Majesty Geo. II[I]. Dated March 20, 1771." A leaf bordered by a floral design appears verso, along with the warning: "To Counterfeit, is Death."

Thomas Mifflin was a Philadelphia merchant and Patriot who would serve as General George Washington's aide during the Revolutionary War. Mifflin signed the Constitution as one of eight Pennsylvania delegates at the Philadelphia Convention in 1787. He later served as the 1st Governor of Pennsylvania between 1790-1799.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Thomas Mifflin, Constitution Signer, Signed Colonial

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