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    Joseph Ogden Middle-Ferry on Schuylkill Set of Five PCGS Graded
    A lovely group of remainders of varying grades. The 3d grades PCGS 58 PPQ, the 4d 67 PPQ, the 5d 64 Apparent, the 6d 55 Apparent, and the 9d 67 PPQ. A beautiful remainder set. Joseph Ogden, the operator of the Middle Ferry, issued these notes as a means of making change while collecting fares. During the Revolutionary War, Ogden was sent to Walnut Street Prison in Philadelphia by the British for impeding them at the ferry. According to Charles Burr Ogden's 1898 book, The Quaker Ogdens in America, "fractional currency issued by Joseph Ogden in paper form was freely taken by storekeepers and teamsters as far west as Pittsburg, Pa. All issues were redeemed in cash after the close of the war." Ogden was born in Chester County, PA in 1725 and died on Jan. 18, 1805 at the age of 81. We recently sold a single 4d graded 67 PPQ for $460. There are two 67 PPQ's in this lot, along with three other notes of lesser value.


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