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    Rare 3 Pence Note with Jumbo Margins

    Massachusetts June 18, 1776 3d PCGS Apparent Very Fine 30.
    "This is a rare denomination as are all of the pence denominations from this largely misunderstood and underappreciated issue. Because these notes were printed on thick, coarse paper with no vignette they have never been appreciated for their rarity the way the Codfish and Rising Sun notes have. This enormously margined note certainly looks to be more of a Very Fine but has been downgraded slightly due to pinholes. In all of our years here at Heritage we have never sold an example of this denomination individually and we would expect this note to be well received by the connoisseur of colonial currency." This was our description in 2009 when we sold the Midnight Ride example, in a PMG Choice Fine 15 holder with pinholes and contemporary inscription, for $322. Since then we have sold two others. This one has stains but it has also been endowed with jumbo sheet margins on all sides, a rarity for this issue. All of these pence denomination notes are scarce and the present example easily is the highest graded one we have sold.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    21st Tuesday
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