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    Extraordinary Condition Five Shilling 1781 Vermont

    Vermont February 1781 5s PCGS Apparent Very Fine 30.
    Vermont was not one of the original Thirteen Colonies. Their displeasure was expressed on the single issue of currency with the motto "VERMONT CALLS FOR JUSTICE" in the seal on each note. The notes were printed to raise funds for the defense of the fledgling nation from the British. Just 3,600 notes of each of the eight 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. When last on the market in our 2013 Long Beach sale, this note realized $12,925. Portions of the design and text have been redrawn.
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    April, 2021
    21st-23rd Wednesday-Friday
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