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    Pennsylvania April 3, 1772 40s PMG Very Fine 30. This attractive note with a red and black face has plate letter B, is numbered 318, and was signed by Clement Biddle, Anthony Morris, Jr., and Jeremiah Warder, Jr. This is by far the scarcest of the April 3, 1772 issue as it had a printing of only 5000, while the other eight denominations had a printing of 33,962 each. The 40s is also the only denomination of the issue that was printed in red and black ink. The top border includes "J. Smithers Sculp." representing James Smither(s) who engraved the border cuts. A native of England, he worked for a time at the Tower of London as a gun engraver. In 1778 Smither was accused of counterfeiting and aiding the British by Thomas Paine.

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