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    Boldly-Printed, Unrestored Paul Revere Copper Plate 16s Note PMG Very Fine 30

    Massachusetts May 25, 1775 16s PMG Very Fine 30.
    This highest graded PMG example for this entire issue is a VF 35 of a different denomination. This note is the finest graded 16 shilling example at PMG. This note is part of a historic series of American paper currency. There was a twenty-five year break in issuing paper money in Massachusetts after 1750. In this time period, the Colonial Americans were becoming independent-minded, and more American than British. The appearance of Massachusetts currency evolved to reflect these nationalistic sentiments. Revere cut the copper plates for this issue, engraved with an "American Paper" indent at the left. On this particular example, the final four letters of American and the full word Paper are at the left. PMG has noted, "Stain," which is correct and "Pen Cancelled," which refers to two light red Xs drawn across the signature of Henry Gardner. The note has dodged the often-seen hole cancels and has no sign of any restoration. One of the very nicest examples that we have had the privilege of handling.
    From the Colonial Valley Collection


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