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    Pennsylvania Middle-Ferry on Schuylkill January 18, 1777 9d Remainder PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ.
    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 superb example looks like a gorgeous gem with deep embossing but for a light bend across the bottom. We just sold a couple graded 66PQ that both realized around $350 each.


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