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    Very Rare and in Exceptional Grade May 12, 1763 5 Shillings

    Connecticut May 12, 1763 5 Shillings Fr. CT-145 PCGS New 62PPQ.
    An impressive Connecticut rarity in exceptional grade. We have observed only one other comparable example (graded uncertified "About Uncirculated"). That Boyd Collection note sold in Ford Part III for $6,325 in May 2004. Fully original paper has bold embossing seen to the back. The upper left margin is trimmed slightly inwards. This and the following Connecticut colonials are all printed by Timothy Green, whose imprint style varies; here it is "Timothy Green." Eric P. Newman had only a 10 shillings from this rarely encountered series. Although it was very rough-edged along the bottom, that example still realized $1,527.50 in October 2015. This is a real prize note from the colony.
    Ex; Stack's Ford Part VIII sale, lot 1405 (realized $6,612.50); NASCA 1988 Grand Central sale #75, lot 320.
    From the Hunter Collection.




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