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    Quintessential Franklin Fugio $1/6 Note

    Continental Currency February 17, 1776 $1/6 Fr. CC-19. PCGS About New 53PPQ.
    The Fugio fractional notes are quintessential Continental Congress currency and essential to any American numismatic cabinet. The bold printing and bright face of this 53PPQ example stand out at first glance. Margins are present on all sides, with the bottom being generous on the face, and wide on all four sides of the back. Franklin-designed motifs grace both sides of the February 17, 1776, small-denomination notes. The Fugio design, with the sundial image and MIND YOUR BUSINESS motto used on the Continental Dollar coins, and later the 1787 Fugio coppers, appears on the face. The backs correspond to the coin designs with WE ARE ONE in the center, AMERICAN CONGRESS encircling, and a glory of rays around. Linked chains bearing the names of the original thirteen colonies surround the inner elements. The Fugio notes should be considered Fractional Continental Dollars. The smaller vertical format with this design has an excellent layout. The $1/6 is the lowest denomination of four, printed on double-pane sheets of twelve, using three letter positions per denomination. This is a sharp-looking plate A note with bold printing and a nicely accomplished signature by Redman. An extremely popular note in delightful condition.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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