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    Excessively Rare New York Water Works Shilling Proof

    New York August 2, 1775 (Water Works) 1s Unissued Proof PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45.
    An exceedingly rare August 2, 1775 Water Works proof impression. There were 2,000 notes authorized, but none are known signed. Only the two shillings, four shillings, and eight shillings notes were issued. This fascinating two-sided proof displays the full red-color banner at the top of the face and has the ornate back design printed by Hugh Gaine. When we sold the Newman collection example in 2015, which was in a PCGS Apparent Very Fine 20 holder, it was thought that piece was unique. Fortunately, for collectors, a second example in a much higher grade has surfaced. An excellent opportunity for the Colonial specialist.
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    April, 2021
    21st-23rd Wednesday-Friday
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