Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options


    Seldom Encountered and Exceedingly Rare July 14, 1756 Maryland Note

    Maryland July 14, 1756 20 Shillings Fr. MD-37. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent.
    This is an exceedingly rare and distinctive Maryland note and issue. So seldom encountered, the series was missing from the comprehensive F. C. C. Boyd Collection. This may be the first note from the series auctioned in over 30 years. On the face, cast bordering encloses the text, Maryland arms upper left, and standing Colonial man vignette at the upper right. The intricate borders and ornaments would have made counterfeiting or denomination raising difficult (note the four crown emblems to equal 20 shillings). The issue was printed by Jonas Green with nature print backs that were later used on 1767, 1770, and 1774 issues. Boldly printed on both sides and quite full. Noted with "Splits, Tears, and Minor Damage; Repairs." Overall, this example is quite striking. Decades of surveying many major Colonial note sales indicates very few examples from this series are in private collections. The only auction record we can cite is from Stack's Roper 2nd Collection sale, March 20, 1984, lot 40. That note was a magnificent "About Very Fine," realizing $4,620 decades ago. A key Colonial note and the first we have cataloged. The series is underrated compared to the later and popular 1775 Allegorical series notes. This is a treasured piece from the Newman Collection and worthy of a strong realization. It might be an additional three decades before another note from the 1756 Maryland issue is cataloged for public auction.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 675

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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.
    Sold on Nov 1, 2017 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2022 April 22 Paper Money Fair - Netherlands World Banknote Signature® Auction - .

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your quick response. I am a member of Heritage Auctions and I am happy to say that it is truly a great platform.
    Mohammed J.,
    Durban, KZ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search