||Massachusetts Bay May 25, 1775 16 Shillings Fr. MA-146. PCGS Very Fine 30. This note is part of a historic series of American paper currency. There was a twenty-five year break in issuing paper money in Massachusetts after 1750. In this time period, the Colonial Americans were becoming independent-minded, and more American than British. The appearance of Massachusetts currency evolved to reflect these nationalistic sentiments. Revere cut the copper plates for this issue, engraved with an "American Paper" indent at the left. Grading's "Hole Punch Cancelled" notation refers to two modestly sized hole-cancels. However, this example is vibrant and broad sized. The sharp signature of Henry Gardner is not pen cancelled. A very beautiful example from this historic Revere-engraved issue. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017).
(Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.) Realized $1410.00.