Whole Vermont Note 5 ShillingVermont February 1781 5s PCGS Apparent Very Fine 30.
Vermont was not one of the original Colonies to be granted statehood. The sentiment was expressed on the single issue of currency with the motto "VERMONT CALLS FOR JUSTICE" in the seal on each note. Nevertheless, the notes were printed to raise funds for the defence of the fledgling nation from the British. Just 3,600 notes of each of the original denominations were printed for this emission. To date, just two other examples of the 5s have passed through our auctions, both of them heavily damaged and missing portions of the paper. As far as we can tell, this note has been repaired, but is not constructed from different parts of different notes as most survivors seem to be. Recently sold notes with obviously missing portions of the design have easily topped $7,000 and even $8,000, leading us to believe this note should easily command...
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