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    Spectacular Grade March 4, 1773 <$3 Note

    Virginia March 4, 1773 £3 Extremely Fine-About New. We have handled a tremendous amount of Colonial currency in our 40+ sales, including over a dozen examples from this very rare issue--none have even vaguely approached the quality of this incredible piece. But for a minute hole in the Blair signature, a few pinholes, and some extremely minor touches of circulation, this piece is as issued and impeccable. It's from a very large issue, printed on thin, weak paper that practically disintegrated at first touch. These notes were printed in London from plates engraved by Harry Ashby. They did not reach Virginia until September 1773, when they were completed, signed, indented, and released. The issue is rare in all grades, and prohibitively rare in high grade. This note is totally intact, beautifully margined, well signed, and problem-free. This is very likely one of the finest existing examples of this rare Virginia issue. We would not be surprised if this piece were the finest known example of its issue and denomination.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2007
    9th-11th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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