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    Iconic Marbled Border Continental

    Continental Currency May 10, 1775 $20 PCGS Banknote Very Fine 30 Details.
    A very collectible example of one of America's most historic paper money notes and dated just three weeks after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, this $20 uses marbled polychromatic paper, as seen in the various colors decorating the left end. The marbled paper was obtained by Benjamin Franklin to use in creating these lovely and important banknotes. The face and back emblems and mottos were sketched by Franklin too. These two emblems also appear on the backs of $30 notes for this issue. The $20 notes were printed individually with an inverted back. This denomination also has a longer width and a shorter height than the other denominations of the first Continental Currency issue. This example has a dark printing and the black ink Fred(erick) Kuhl signature remains bold, while the red ink signature of A(nthony) Morris Jr. has faded, but is easily read. This is the only example of this note with this signature combination that we have auctioned. We have offered very few of these notes over the years. The third party back label mentions repaired splits and a minor edge tear. In our FUN sale earlier this year, we sold a PMG Very Fine 25 Net for just over $4,000. In our Long Beach sale a year ago, we sold a PMG Very Fine 30 Net, which had been severed and reattached, for $6,000.




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