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    Unique May 25, 1775 15 to 40 Shillings Raised Copperplate Note

    Massachusetts Bay May 25, 1775 15s Raised to 40s Fr. MA-145 (as a 15s) PMG Choice Fine 15 Net.
    There was a twenty-five year break in issuing paper in Massachusetts. Massachusetts currency created an independent nationalist look when Revere cut the copper plates for this issue, engraved with an "American Paper" indent at the left. A uniface, wide format note from the copper plate. One thing that did not change since paper money was created were falsities. However, this is a uniquely made raised denomination from a 15 Shillings genuine and original note. Upping it to 40 Shillings was a handy 25 Shillings profit. But, 40 Shillings was a fictional denomination (the highest authorized was 20 Shillings) and to hoodwink someone would require someone not in the know of the emission. Some former splitting was strengthened and PMG now notes "Repaired and Reconstructed." Ex Boyd-Ford collections. A fascinating piece.


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