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    Virginia March 4, 1773 £5 PMG Very Fine 20. This £5 denomination has an amazingly small original print figure of only 900 pieces. That the note has seen some circulation but remains problem free is incredible, as it's a very large (5" x 6 1/2") note printed on extremely thin, weak paper. When these are found, they invariably have tears, tape, holes and all sorts of problems. This problem-free example is one of the nicest pieces of this issue that we have ever seen. The $2000 price in Newman for a VF is extremely conservative for this perfect, problem-free piece. A light pencil notation on the back is quite fascinating, "Elder 2-5-25 ASH 6.50 very rare." Clearly a reference to early coin dealer Thomas L. Elder, the date the piece was acquired, ASH for Ashby, the engraver, the price (quite a bit for 1925) and Elder's comment. A treasure for the Virginia collector who understands how infrequently wholly intact examples of this issue are found.
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    September, 2009
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