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    Possibly Unique July 11, 1771 "Tobacco" 3-Pound Note

    Virginia July 11, 1771 3 Pounds Fr. VA-60. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent.
    This is from an interesting issue of notes that make direct reference to "Tobacco" on the plate left of the arms." Flooding had caused the destruction of much of that crop, and this issue was to pay for that loss. This is from the last Virginia series using this size and layout. W. Rind's imprint is at lower right. We know of no other genuine bills from this enactment; Boyd had only a 5-pound counterfeit representing the date. Signed clearly by Peyton Randolph and John Blair. A solid note from this period of Virginia currency issues. Trimmed inwards, but evenly, around the perimeter. Noted with "Edge Splits and Repairs; Small Rust Stains; Minor Mounting Remnants on Back." Another important rarity for Virginia specialists.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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