||Colony of Connecticut July 10, 1733 Redated 1735 2 Shillings Fr. CT-41b. PCGS Very 30 Apparent. This is a re-dated 1735 face plate "Tall" Bill of Credit similar to the last. Printed on laid paper by Timothy Green. The cartouche in the center with obligations is topped by a gorgon head, and concealed at bottom is the dove vignette assigned to this denomination. The arms are at lower left. The text in the block printed back is in an ornamental frame with an unusual four quadrant A QUARTER OF TWO SHILLINGS printing, allowing the notes to be quartered and officially circulated for the lesser denomination. This series was not in Boyd, and this is a superior quality "Tall" Bill. Noted are "Small Edge Splits and Repairs; Minor Edge Nick at Left; Stains." There is some fold foxing, which is the mentioned staining, and the split seems minor. The face of the note is overall quite bright, and for an early Colonial specialist, this note is a true prize. Over the past few decades, perhaps less than a dozen Connecticut early "Tall" Bills from all series have been offered for sale; most of these were from the Boyd collection. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $8,812.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19453. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.