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    Superb George Clymer-Declaration Signer Franklin and Hall Note

    Pennsylvania June 18, 1764 5 Shillings George Clymer Signature Fr. PA-123. PCGS About New 50.
    The June 18, 1764, shilling denomination notes are much rarer than the three pence denominated types because, unlike many pence notes, they were not saved in sheets or uncut strips. This infrequently encountered Franklin and Hall imprint type is signed by George Clymer, one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Clymer (1739-1813) was both a businessman and a politician. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, Continental Treasurer, and Continental Congressman (1776-77, 1780-82). He was heavily involved with fiscal matters. Not only did he sign the Declaration, but also the Constitution. Clymer is a much rarer signer than Hart, Hopkinson or Morton on Colonial notes. He is the second most difficult signatory on notes to acquire (William Ellery from Rhode Island is the rarest). This is a large format, horizontal bill with Royal Arms and nature print back. The Clymer signature, strongly accomplished in red pen is above the two others. Overall, this crisp note is a superb example with excellent margins and face-to-back registration. This is much superior to the plate C Clymer-signed 5 shillings sold in Newman Part VI in April 2015. That note realized $2,115 graded PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent. This plate A note stands on its own as a choice grade Franklin and Hall note, and it is certainly among the finest George Clymer-signed notes known.
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