Skip to main content
Go to accessibility options


    Two-Color First Set-up Plate 3 Pounds

    New Jersey March 25, 1776 3 Pounds Fr. NJ-182. PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ.
    Blue and red face color 3 pound and 6-pound notes were printed for the March 25, 1776, series by Isaac Collins. The Royal coat of arms, sun vignette, and interior bordering in red are enclosed within intricate blue borders. The text is blue. Due to the use of two types of printing set-ups, there are two plate variants created by the orientation of the adjacent 6-pound notes printed on the same four-subject plate. This "first set-up plate" example shows the blue bordering from part of the 6-pound note underneath it. This plate set-up left no room for a clear margin for the 3 pound note. These red and black high denominations from the issue are underrated compared to the more plentiful low denominations. A beautiful example exhibiting faint handling only. The vibrant color contrast is bold and the note has a Gem appearance.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 308

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) 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 on Nov 1, 2017 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
    Consign to the 2022 April 22 Paper Money Fair - Netherlands World Banknote Signature® Auction - .

    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 receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search