Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Attractive November 17, 1776 "Independance" 16 Shillings "Sword in Hand" Note

    Massachusetts November 17, 1776 16 Shillings Fr. MA-248 PMG Very Fine 30.
    The final issue of "Sword in Hand" notes featured a significant back change. The patriot vignette holds a broadside with "Indepen / -dance" replacing MAGNA CHARTA. The Hunter Collection has four different denominations from this very rare series, and all are in appealing condition. Our Newman Collection sales did not include a genuine note from the series. Nearly all genuine November 17, 1776, "Swords" hail from the Boyd or Minot collections. This Minot Collection note is very sharp looking. The only other confirmed 16 shillings was the Boyd Collection example (sold in Ford Part X), and it was plated in the first two editions of EPMOA. That note's original serial number was altered, as seen on page 344 of the Ford Part X catalog. The present example is attractive with modest circulation. There is some corner and edge handling; it was only lightly folded across the center, not hard creased, and is devoid of splits. This is a bright and clean-surfaced note. Ex: Stack's Keusch, Snow, Del Zorro Collections Sale, November 18-19, 2008, lot 5653 (realized $8,625); Minot Collection. This major Revolutionary War currency type with the "Independance" patriot back presents collectors with a significant opportunity.
    From the Hunter Collection.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2021
    11th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 24
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 257

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Feb 11, 2021 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 16 days left to consign to the 2021 June 23 - 25 HKINF World Paper Money Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I think heritage is the best auction house and has the best service - that’s why I use you. 
    Sara B.,
    Dubai, UAE
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search