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    Choice December 7, 1775 14 Shillings "Sword in Hand" Note

    Massachusetts December 7, 1775 14 Shillings Fr. MA-183 PCGS About New 50.
    A choice second series "Sword in Hand" example. Revere recut the face and back plates used for the August 18, 1775, issue, and changed every denomination but one, the 10 shillings. The new December 7, 1775, notes ranged from eight pence to 48 shillings. Except for the recut denomination and date, the 14 shillings is identical to the "old" 11 shillings as it was printed from the same plates. Page 209 of EPMOA cites each denomination change. The present example served as the plate note in the first through fourth editions of that reference. A crisp example. Scrutiny finds some soft bending, but there are no hard creases that could have split. Corners show handling, with the upper right heavier and seen from the back. Printing is a bit soft on the back. The face margins are outstanding. Three are listed on Track & Price with this the highest by far (though erroneously designated "Contemporary Counterfeit"). Ex: our 2006 Long Beach Sale #418, lot 15045 (realized $8,625); Troy Wiseman Collection; Stack's Ford Part X sale, May 26, 2005, lot 4662 (realized $6,900); F. C. C. Boyd Estate. One of the finest December 7, 1775 "Swords" known.
    From the Hunter Collection.




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