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    Very Scarce March 1st Issue

    Pennsylvania March 1, 1769 8s Very Good.
    We have handled very few examples from this scarce issue. Only four denominations were produced, and all four are meaningful rarities. The 30s and £3 notes were counterfeited. Although the "To Counterfeit is DEATH" motto which appears on this note and most all other Colonials in one form or another was generally ignored, it was not in this case. On May 5, 1770 a Mr. Herman Rosencranz was executed in Philadelphia for counterfeiting the £3 denomination of this issue. The two lower denominations from this series are quite rare, as indicated by the fact that this is only the third one we have sold of this denomination. Even with the center fold tears being reinforced with tape, this is still a great rarity.


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    April, 2021
    20th Tuesday
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