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    Pennsylvania Middle-Ferry on Schuylkill January 18, 1777 4d PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ.
    An appealing remainder from Joseph Ogden, the operator of the Middle Ferry, who issued these notes as a means of making change while collecting fares. During the Revolutionary War, Ogden was sent to Walnut Street Prison in Philadelphia by the British for impeding them at the ferry. According to Charles Burr Ogden's 1898 book, The Quaker Ogdens in America, "Fractional currency issued by Joseph Ogden in paper form was freely taken by storekeepers and teamsters as far west as Pittsburg, PA. All issues were redeemed in cash after the close of the war." This example looks like a screaming gem with superior embossing, wonderful printing quality and jumbo top margin. The last couple that we have sold in "64" grade have realized around $300 each.


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