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    Rhode Island May 1786 9d PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.
    Bold embossing is visible through the holder on this exceptional note signed by Samuel Allen and N. Knight. This nine pence example with a huge amount of selvage was printed on cream paper by Southwick and Barber. Solomon Southwick was the son of a fisherman. However, with the assistance of a local philanthropist, he was able to receive an education. Southwick and Henry Barber were only in business together for a brief period. The depreciation of paper currency led to Southwick's financial downfall, and he was unable to recover from it. He died on Dec. 23, 1797 at the age of 66.


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    September, 2015
    16th-22nd Wednesday-Tuesday
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