|Date||October 16, 1778|
|Grade||Very Choice New 64PPQ|
|Service Catalog #||5052640|
Massachusetts October 16, 1778 4 Shillings Fr. MA-264. PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. Beautifully balanced on both sides, and perhaps conservatively graded. This is from the second date and back style for the Revere "Codfish" bills. The October 16, 1778 notes with the Thomas Fleet backs are sometimes encountered in choice condition like this and were once part of cut-off notes from leftover three note strips. This is a very choice example with ample face margins, perfect face-to-back registration, and strong printing. The pine tree details are bold and well defined on the back. Ideal for the series and type. Rarely encountered finer than this. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society
From Newman VIII (Heritage Auctions, 11/2017), lot 28050, realized $1680. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, https://ha.com.
|Image Collection||Early Paper Money of America / Massachusetts / 1778 October 16|