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Type Currency
Title 2s
Date January 15, 1776
Country U.S.
Denomination 2s
Description Rhode Island January 15, 1776 2 Shillings Raised to 20 Shillings Fr. RI-221. PCGS Good 6 Apparent. Though this is low grade, it is a fascinating example of period Colonial note history. The raising to "Twenty" from "Two" Shillings is seen with scrutiny, but most important was backing the note on a contemporary piece of newspaper. This concealed the lack of a printed back, necessary for a 20 shillings note, but absent on the original. Noted with "Splits, Tears and Damage; Sewn Together; Backed." A curiosity and a unique piece. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2016). (Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, Realized $188.00
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