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    Rare William Ellery "Signer" Note

    Rhode Island March 18, 1776 40 Shillings William Ellery Signature Fr. RI-239. PCGS Very Fine 30.
    This rare series of Rhode Island notes is usually encountered in damaged, lower grades. The issue is noteworthy for having some notes signed by William Ellery, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Ellery "Signer" notes are quite rare and they were in very few collections until the four Boyd Rhode Island notes were sold in Ford Part XV. Those were among the finest known. However, this is problem free with excellent paper body. The signature is light, but it is clearly William Ellery. The presence of this example, along with the other five currency "Signers," in this sale provides a great opportunity to put together a compact and interesting set at one auction, and with an excellent Colonial currency pedigree.

    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-28th Wednesday-Tuesday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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