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    Continental Loan Office Bill of Exchange Fourth Bill- $12 Sept. 18, 1781 Anderson US-94/NY-8B. PMG Very Fine 25. New York is one of the scarcer colonies for which Bills of Exchange were issued. This one is a real beauty as it is wonderfully embossed, emblazoned with bold brown ink colors and signed by Francis Hopkinson, signer of the Declaration of Independence. A few years before Hopkinson's death, the City of Philadelphia issued an order that trees in the city be cut down in order to reduce the hazard of fire as well as the evils of stagnant air. An early-day environmentalist, Hopkinson wrote one of his famous humorous speeches against the impending action and managed to prevent the destruction of the city's trees.

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    Sep-Oct, 2009
    29th-6th Tuesday-Tuesday
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