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    High Grade 1709 New York "Tall" Note

    New York May 31, 1709 5s PCGS Apparent Extremely Fine 45.
    These 1709 New York Notes are the earliest currency from the colony and among the earliest available notes from any colony. Because they come in choice condition normally, they are very appealing. These May 31, 1709 notes were authorized for Canadian military expeditionary forces to build three forts and transport troops up the Hudson. Uniface and printed in black by William Bradford, without imprint, on horizontal four-subject sheets. They are typeset with a top indented block. There are three very bold vanity style signatures in the character of the period. The Johannes DePeyster signature in particular flows artistically under the obligation. There are two plate positions with different styles. This is "b" with "Shillings" on the second line, "C" in Colony skewed upwards, and the "Governour" spelling. A very bold example with deep, natural embossing and that is well margined and quite full. PCGS has assigned the Apparent grade for "minor ink erosion" in the signature. That ink "flaw" is virtually undetectable. This is a handsome, early note, one of the finest we have handled.


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    September, 2015
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