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    Rare 1734 New Hampshire 2 Shillings Merchants' Note

    Province of New Hampshire December 25, 1734 Portsmouth Merchants' Note 2 Shillings Fr. NH-38.2. PMG Choice Fine 15 Net.
    A rare note from a classic, early issued series. Commercial restraint by the Home Country encouraged the colonists to create their own financing when needed in the form of such backed bills like this and later the shilling coinages from Massachusetts. These two-sided notes are printed from well-crafted plates including the backs with the folk-art style ship vignette. Meriting much study and discussion for well over a century, Kevin Lafond discusses these at great length in his newly-published opus on New Hampshire merchant scrip. He brings Hunking Wentworth and the other members of this cartel to life for the first time. This net graded note is "Repaired and Reconstructed," yet still maintains an attractive appearance. The John Rindge, Joshua Peirce and Henry Sherburne on the face and Hunking Wentworth on the back are all well accomplished. Choice grade notes, when encountered, are always five-figures. We sold a PCGS About New 53 from the Newman Collection for $21,600 in 2017. Ex Henry Chapman. This represents an excellent potential value at a reasonable level.

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    January, 2020
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