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    High Grade and Very Attractive 1709 New York 10 Shillings

    New York May 31, 1709 10s PCGS Apparent Extremely Fine 40.
    The larger denomination from this very early series. The ten Shillings notes were printed alongside the five Shillings denomination on the same sheets, with two of each running across. The style and layout are the same as on the 5 shillings. The notes are uniface and have been printed in black by William Bradford, without imprint, on horizontal four-subject sheets. Typeset, with the top block having the indented design. Three very bold, "Dutch" style vanity signatures appear at the bottom, with Johannes DePeyster's the first and the boldest. DePeyster was the 23rd mayor of New York City serving from 1691 to 1694. There are also two plate positions with different typesetting arrangements. This is the "b" position type with "Shil-lings" split on the first and second lines and the "Governour" spelling near the end of the obligation. Only 500 notes of each 10 shillings plate position were authorized. It has the look of a PPQ example, but "Ink Erosion in Signature" is cited by PCGS, and the apparent grade was assigned for that erosion. That minor flaw is more than compensated for by the natural paper body and immaculate surfaces. This is a very handsome and bold note and the earliest dated Colonial that most collectors will ever have the opportunity to own.

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    January, 2016
    6th-12th Wednesday-Tuesday
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