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    Massachusetts July 8, 1775 18s PCGS Apparent Very Fine 25.
    Both grading services combined have only graded four notes for this entire series, and this is the only 18 Shilling graded by either service. This unlikely survivor is from a very rare issue, the first example we have sold. Notes from this issue were engraved by Colonial patriot and silversmith Paul Revere. While the issue date is July 8, 1775, the note was engraved prior to that. The work was done, at the latest, less than two months after Paul Revere's historic ride. The indent at the left, when complete, shows a codfish in the midst of vine designs with the words "American Paper" printed at the bottom. By the nature of an indent, it is never complete on an issued note. This particular example has a large piece of the indent remaining, as it shows the last five letters of "American" and all of the word "Paper." It also shows about 2/3 of the codfish. A very historical piece of American paper money for the collectors of today. This extremely rare Colonial which is in amazing condition for its age and paper. PCGS has assigned the Apparent for "Hole Punch Cancelled and Edge Splits." This extraordinary example of early American history is all the more desirable because of the direct connection to Paul Revere.

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    September, 2015
    16th-22nd Wednesday-Tuesday
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