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    Rare Franklin and Hall Printed Note

    Pennsylvania June 21, 1759 £5 PMG About Uncirculated 50.
    A rare note printed by the team of Benjamin Franklin and David Hall. PMG has graded only two examples, with this note being the highest graded by far. A look at Track & Price also shows that they have recorded only two examples, with the piece in this lot once again being the highest graded by far. The Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly approved the Act authorizing this issue on May 21, 1759. However, England repealed the Act in June, 1760, and Pennsylvania began aggressively withdrawing the two denominations of this issue as soon as the colony was informed. We have auctioned only one other £5 from this issue. It was part of the Eric Newman Collection and graded PCGS Apparent Fine 12. It realized $2,056 in our April, 2015 auction. The piece in this lot has a single horizontal center fold and is well inked. The stains are confined to the corner areas and blend in with the note, leaving an overall favorable impression.
    From the Colonial Valley Collection

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    21st-23rd Wednesday-Friday
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