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    Note For Queen Anne's War Expenditures

    New York May 31, 1709 5s PMG Choice Uncirculated 63.
    Offered here is highest graded example of this lowest denomination from the very first New York series to be a part of any of our auctions. Also, it is the sole listed piece of any grade in the PMG Population Report. Furthermore, this piece is the variety where the "d" in the first "and" is inverted. These May 31, 1709 notes were authorized for military expenditures during Queen Anne's War, as New York militia would go on to participate in two abortive attacks on Quebec in 1709 and 1711. The traits of this beautiful uniface note include white paper, bold embossing, a dark printing, and three strong signatures of R(obert) Walter, Jo(hannes) DePeyster, and Robt. Lurting. All three served as mayor of New York City with DePeyster's term being from the years 1698 to 1699, Walter's term being from 1720 to 1725, and Lurting from 1726 to 1735. This historical note is one of the oldest that you can find from any colony. This example was previously mounted.

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