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    Incredibly Rare August 22, 1738 Rhode Island Note

    Rhode Island August 22, 1738 7s/6d Very Fine Backed. No example of any denomination from this incredibly rare issue was offered in the massive Stack's May 2004 offering of the Ford Collection. The issue was represented only by a lot of six reprints. This is a genuine issued example grading fully Very Fine in appearance although it is split in both directions and contemporarily backed. All three signatures are clear and bold. The note has been signed by Daniel Updike, George Goulding (both in brown), and James Sheffield (in red). The survival of an unfaded red signature for almost 275 years approaches miraculous. Every word of the text, as well as the seal and vignettes, are boldly printed and perfectly clear. This note has the word 'Seven' in the denomination misspelled "Seaven." Virtually impossible to estimate, but very likely the one and only opportunity to obtain a genuine example of this note that any collector will have in his lifetime.

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    April, 2006
    27th-28th Thursday-Friday
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