Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    "Codfish" 2 Pence-First from a Cut Sheet

    Massachusetts October 16, 1778 2 Pence Fr. MA-254. PCGS New 62.
    This is from the second date and back style for the Revere "Codfish" bills. This series features the iconic images of the codfish and pine tree: the mainstays of the Massachusetts economy. The October 16, 1778 notes with the Thomas Fleet back note seen here, as opposed to the 1776 Gill printed backs, are sometimes encountered in choice condition; they were cut off from leftover three-note strips. This is the first of a dozen serial number 5751 notes offered from an original 12-note sheet plated in the Newman reference (5th edition) on page 461. The two pence was the bottom left corner note from the sheet alignment. Although well margined on the face, the back centering is a little too low. The pine tree details are very strong. The initial denomination from an impressively pedigreed set of Revere-Fleet "Codfish" bills.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society


    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 319

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    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
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 November 7 - 9 Currency Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your quick response. I am a member of Heritage Auctions and I am happy to say that it is truly a great platform.
    Mohammed J.,
    Durban, KZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 27 - 29 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2018 June 27 - 29 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED $1,341,736