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Type Currency
Title 15s
Date February 20, 1776
Country United States
Grade New 62
Denomination 15s
Description New Jersey February 20, 1776 15 Shillings John Hart Signature Fr. NJ-172. PCGS New 62. All six Signers of the Declaration of Independence who appear on currency are represented in this sale: John Hart, Francis Hopkinson, John Morton, William Ellery, James Wilson and George Clymer. The first offered is this New Jersey note signed by John Hart; notes with his signature have always been popular. The February 20, 1776 examples are scarcer than those from March 25, 1776. Hart's bold signature is seen here with that of James How. The third signature was not accomplished, and some of this series was seized by the British. They are referred to as "Raid Notes" by collectors. The cutting is not perfect, but the color, embossing and signature are excellent. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,056.25. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19508. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
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