May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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An extensive collection of paper currency issued by the Continental Congress and 13 State governments (or their colonial predecessors) during the Revolutionary War era. This collection was largely developed in the 1960s-1980s by a now-deceased Mid-Atlantic collector and some of the pieces are said to have been photographed and studied by the late Eric P. Newman and illustrated in his various books, including the seminal work, "The Early Paper Money of America" (5th edition, 2008). The preponderance of the 55 paper notes are from the Mid-Atlantic colonies/states, notably Maryland and Pennsylvania, although the Congressional issue and that of all 13 of the original states are fully represented, as follows: 5 USA, 1 CT, 2 DE, 1 GA, 3 MA, 15 MD, 1 NH, 2 NJ, 2 NY, 1 NC, 15 PA, 4 RI, 1 SC, and 2 VA. Nearly all of the notes are signed (including some by Declaration of Independence signers), most numbered, some watermarked, and all feature the various patriotic, decorative and anti-counterfeiting, copperplate engravings for which they are so prized. Most of the paper notes have light to moderate toning, some crisp and others worn, and range in condition from fair to fine. There is a comprehensive listing of the 55 pieces of paper money, available as a Word document upon request. JLK

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Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $12,300.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,500
Number Bids: 24
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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