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    Pennsylvania April 10, 1775 £5 PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    This is the scarcest of the 1770's Pennsylvania types, and the higher of the only two denominations in the issue. The Philadelphia City jail appears on the back in a well engraved, clear vignette. The issue was authorized to raise money for the construction of jails, and the Walnut Street Workhouse, as it was called, was selected for the vignette. These are quite available up through AU but become meaningfully rare as Gems. PCGS has graded only two at this level of the 32 they have examined with nothing higher.


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    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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