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    Paul Revere Engraved May 25, 1775 10s PCGS Very Fine 30

    Massachusetts May 25, 1775 10s PCGS Very Fine 30.
    This unlikely survivor is from a very rare issue as we can recall only offering three other notes over the years from the May 25, 1775 issue with this being the second 10s note. Of the very few survivors, this example was chosen as the plate note for the 5th edition of The Early Paper Money of America. Notes from this issue were engraved by Colonial patriot and silversmith Paul Revere. While the issue date is May 25, 1775, the note was engraved prior to that. The work was done at the latest less than a month after Paul Revere's historic ride. The indent at the left when complete shows a codfish in the midst of vine designs and it has 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 entire "American Paper" except for half of the "A". The previous 10s we sold had only the last five letters of the word "American" and the full word of "Paper." This example is also the more desirable pen cancelled variety without holes or cuts. A very historical piece of American paper money for the collectors of today. This extremely rare Colonial which is in amazing, unrestored, problem free, perfect VF condition could easily reach and quite possibly exceed...

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-13th Wednesday-Monday
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