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    Stately Choice About New Rhode Island December 2, 1740 20s Contemporary Counterfeit

    Rhode Island December 2, 1740 20s Contemporary Counterfeit PCGS Apparent Choice About New 55.
    An extremely rare issue unpriced in either reference. The only other example we can locate was another counterfeit which was auctioned as part of the Boyd-Ford holdings in May 2004. It was graded Extremely Fine and realized $9200. That counterfeit is used as the illustration for this issue in Newman. It is just twelve serial numbers away from this note and had the identical handwritten notation on the back. In a neat clear hand, a Thomas Lawton has written: "Recd. this bill of Doctor Stephen Tallman of Portsmouth in Bristole sometime in October 1741." This note appears pristine, but as PCGS has pointed out, it does have a minor restoration at top center with a touch of the design redrawn.

    Estimate: $7,500 - up.

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    September, 2015
    16th-22nd Wednesday-Tuesday
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