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Early Paper Money of America / Massachusetts / 1708 November 21

The same three face plates used for the issue dated Nov. 21, 1702 were altered by John Coney who cut an 8 over the 2 in the date. From the middle and lower plates £10,000 was authorized by the Oct. 29, 1708 Resolve. The bills were on paper obtained from the Society of Stationers in London with the half normal and half mirrored monogram AR (Anna Regina) in ligature printed on the face in red ink. The backs still retained the red scroll. Pursuant to the June 18, 1709 Resolve an aggregate of £30,000 more was to be printed from the three face plates, but pursuant to the Nov. 8, 1709 resolve the extra 2s and 2s6d on the lower plate were changed to 3s and 3s6d respectively by John Coney before the last half of the issue was printed. Signers were Samuel Checkley, John Clark, Elisha Hutchinson, Ephraim Savage, Samuel Sewall, and Penn Townsend. All 3s6d and 10s bills were called in by Nov. 10, 1713 Act due to counterfeiting.

2s Two varieties
2s6d Two varieties
3s6d ▷CF◁
10s ▷CF◁
20s Three varieties
40s ▷CF◁ Extremely Fine $9775 Stack’s May, 2004 (Counterfeit)
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