Massachusetts May 25, 1775 18s PMG Choice Very Fine 35.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionMassachusetts May 25, 1775 18s PMG Choice Very Fine 35.
One of the finest examples we have handled of this rare and extremely popular issue. This piece is particularly desirable as a much larger portion of the vignette indent remains visible and the margin remains all around. This note is one of the Massachusetts issues that was engraved by Colonial patriot and silversmith Paul Revere. The indent at the left shows a codfish in the midst of vine designs, and has the words "American Paper" printed at the bottom. This particular example has a fairly large piece of the indent remaining, and shows the last three letters of the word "American" and the full word "Paper". Rare in all grades, this piece is high in the census despite its obvious use. In fact, this is the highest graded by PMG by 15 grade points. The tears mentioned on the third party label are small and inconsequential.
Estimate: $5,000 - up.
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