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    New York March 25, 1755 £10 PCGS Apparent Fine 15. Unpriced in Newman, although there is a notation that an AU of this note brought over $7700 in Stack's May 2004 sale. Although almost all Colonial notes carry some form of the "Tis Death to Counterfeit" warning, few counterfeiters were ever executed. A man by the name of Owen Sullivan was one of the unfortunates, and he was hanged in New York City on May 10, 1756 for counterfeiting this 1755 issue. According to Newman, "Concealment of his counterfeit money plates was made a felony by a New York Act of July 9, 1756, because at his execution he would not disclose their whereabouts." This note has received the apparent grade due to a repaired split at the top of the center fold. It's a solid, attractive piece with no other problems.

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