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    Genuine December 7, 1775 "Sword in Hand" Note

    Massachusetts December 7, 1775 42 Shillings Fr. MA-188 PMG Very Fine 20 Net.
    The Revere "Sword in Hand" notes are a popular series with all collectors. There was a 25-year hiatus in issuing Massachusetts currency from 1750 to 1775. These followed the Revere copperplate notes and comprised the next several series printed and engraved by Paul Revere; they were issued across four dates including December 7, 1775. The "Sword in Hand" notes were smaller, vertical format types similar in size to modern playing cards. The faces used obligation texts in a large cartouche, and featured a small vignette at the lower left varying by denomination (the one shilling featured a pine tree like those on the 1652 silver shillings). On the 42 shillings, a sailboat was used. The backs featured the iconic patriot wielding a sword, a dynamic image to place on money during the wartime period. This genuine "Sword" has a pleasing appearance, but is noted by PMG as "Repaired & Reconstructed." Ex: Stack's Bowers, August 2015 sale, lot 49. A rare and an attractive example from one of early America's most iconic series.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.

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