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    Continental Currency May 10, 1775 $20 Extremely Fine. This marbled-edge Continental note is unlike any other from the entire series of 102 different pieces. These $20 bills were printed on weak, thin white paper that was furnished by Benjamin Franklin. The left end of the bills had a polychrome multicolor anticounterfeiting device that gave the notes a distinctly different appearance. They were also considerably wider and shorter than any other Continentals were. The back of this example, as on all known pieces, is inverted. This note has a repaired tear and a restored area at the lower left of the marbling. With its terrific overall appearance, this is one of the nicest examples of its type that we have had the pleasure of handling.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2002
    10th-12th Thursday-Saturday
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