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    William Ellery Declaration Signer Note

    Rhode Island March 28, 1776 4 Shillings William Ellery Signature Fr. RI-234. PCGS Very Good 08 Apparent.
    This rare series of Rhode Island notes is usually encountered in damaged, lower grades unfortunately. The issue is noteworthy, though, 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. This note is backed and a bit disheveled in the center, but the "Wm. Ellery" signature is accomplished boldly. Noted specifically with "Splits, Tears, and Damaged; Repairs; Pieces Replaced; Design Redrawn; Backed." However, this is very collectible with its strong signature and is many times rarer than the better known Hart, Hopkinson, and Morton "Signer" notes.
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    21st-24th Wednesday-Saturday
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    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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