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    Paul Revere Engraved May 25, 1775 Copper Plate Note

    Massachusetts May 25, 1775 16s PCGS Apparent Very Fine 30.
    This unlikely survivor is from a very rare issue, as we can recall only offering four other notes over the years from the May 25, 1775 issue with this being the first 16s note. Notes from this issue were engraved by Colonial patriot and silversmith Paul Revere. While the issue date is May 25, 1775, the note was engraved prior to that. The work was done at the latest less than a month after Paul Revere's historic ride. The indent at the left when complete shows a codfish in the midst of vine designs and it has the words "American Paper" printed at the bottom. By the nature of an indent it is never complete on an issued note. This particular example has a large piece of the indent remaining as it shows the last two letters of "American" and all of the word "Paper." This example is also the more desirable pen-cancelled variety without holes or cuts. The pen cancel is nothing but two light X's across Henry Gardner's signature. A very historical piece of American paper money for the collectors of today. This extremely rare Colonial is in amazing condition for its age and paper. PCGS has assigned the apparent for "Restorations; Minor Mounting Remnants and Damage on Back." The restorations are a well executed, strengthening of the centerfold. The minor mounting is indeed that, and the damage is a paper peel on the blank back. In January 2014 we auctioned a VF30 10s without the apparent for over $7,000.


    Estimate: $3,500 - up.

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    January, 2016
    6th-12th Wednesday-Tuesday
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