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    Delaware March 1, 1758 20s PCGS Apparent Fine 15. The apparent grade is due to the note being reinforced along its center split by sewing. This was a rather common practice at the time, done as the notes began to weaken. And quite often, needle holes remain evident on notes where the thread has been removed and the center fold restored. We have always found the notes with the original Colonial era homespun thread to be far more desirable when left alone. Originally sewn notes are seldom seen, and this piece, with its tiny hand-tied knot at the right end, is particularly charming. The lion vignette and the Ben Franklin imprint on the back are both amazingly sharp for the grade.
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