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    Scarce March 18, 1776 Note Signed by William Ellery

    William Ellery Signed Rhode Island March 18, 1776 3s PCGS Apparent Very Fine 20.
    A rare note in its own right, with the signature of William Ellery adding considerable additional appeal and value. Ellery was active in Rhode Island's Sons of Liberty and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. According to Goodrich's Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence, "In conversation, Mr. Ellery was at once interesting and instructive. His advice was often sought, and his opinions regarded with reverence. In letter writing he excelled, as he did in fine penmanship, which latter would be inferred from his signature to the declaration of independence."

    This is the first 3s example we have been able to offer and a quick perusal of our archives indicates it is only the second note we have been able to offer from the entire issue. PCGS has not yet released a Colonial census, however PMG's Population Report indicates they have not graded any of these 3 shillings notes and only three notes total from the entire issue of eleven denominations, with the highest grade of those being Fine 15. This note is numbered 2808 of the 3000 that were printed of this denomination. Bold embossing is noticed. The apparent grade was assigned due to the note having been severed and sewn back together, along with multiple pinholes.


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    April, 2012
    18th-23rd Wednesday-Monday
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