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Early Paper Money of America / Connecticut / 1709 July 12 Monogrammed AR

£10,000 (£4,000 and £6,000) in indented Bills of Credit authorized by the May 1711 and June 1711 Acts. Identical to the first July 12, 1709 issue except that the paper was obtained from the Company of Stationers in London, England, and the bills were overprinted in red on the face with a large mirrored monogram AR (Anna Regina). The identical AR monogram is on contemporaneous Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire issues. On the face SUSTINET QUI TRANSTULIT is on the oval Colony seal surrounded by frames with a different shape for each denomination as on the prior issue. Easily and often altered. Signers were John Chester, John Eliot, John Haynes, Richard Lord, Caleb Stanly, Joseph Tallcott, and Hezekiah Wyllys.

2s Diamond
2s6d Six points and two convex sides resembling a pelt
3s Rectangle with convexity on top and bottom
5s Eight alternating arcs of two sizes
10s Rectangular with one point on both top and bottom and with convexity on the sides
40s Four leaf like points on top and bottom plus irregular sides
£5 Large 270 degree arc at top, convex sides, and two wing-like elements below (Fine, counterfeit, $6,037, Stack’s May 2004)

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