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    Eye-Catching Three Pence Hexagonal

    Massachusetts June 1722 Three Pence Hexagonal PCGS Very Fine 25.
    The Three Pence Hexagonal note is an eye-catching type due to its six-sided design. This example is a showpiece with mostly white parchment and dark ink. This attractive mid-grade offering also has the highly desirable Eric Newman provenance. It is printed on uniface parchment with varying ornaments around the perimeter. Within are "THREE/PENCE" at top and the location and date at the bottom. The finger pointing motif is present, too, on this example. The shapes of these small change notes were distinctive, such that it would have been impossible to mistake the denominations in a poorly lit environment. The Massachusetts Bay Colony government produced an issue that apparently was well accepted by the citizenry of the time and also one that would be greatly admired by the collectors of the future. This is a well margined, full example with some minor toning here and there. The printing clarity is very strong making this a premium piece for the grade. Other than the four mentioned sets in the One Penny Round lot, we note two individual Three Pence Hexagonal examples: the Kendall Foundation example that was auctioned many years ago and the Rideout example that was sold in 1988. In this lot is an eye-catching classic piece of numismatic Americana and another fitting representative of this legendary American Colonial paper series.
    From the Colonial Valley Collection


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