|Date||May 31, 1760|
Delaware May 31, 1760 20 Shillings Fr. DE-69. PCGS Fine 12 Apparent. This is a very rare two-color B. Franklin and D. Hall imprint type. There has been only one other graded at PCGS prior to this Newman Collection note. The hard crease has caused splitting from each end, but the note holds together in the center. Both halves have paper body, and the red face color is vibrant despite circulation. Excellent details are on the nature print and the imprint is sharp. A small ink blot is seen at the upper left edge. Noted with "Edge Splits and Hinge Repairs." We have handled few notes from the issue, and this is in above average grade. An underrated type and in pleasant condition for the genre. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society
From Newman VIII (Heritage Auctions, 11/2017), lot 29014, realized $1200. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
|Image Collection||Early Paper Money of America / Delaware / 1760 May 31|