||Pennsylvania March 20, 1771 10 Shillings Francis Hopkinson Signature Fr. PA-147. PCGS Very Fine 35 Apparent. The March 20, 1771 Pennsylvania series is an attractive one with red borders, arms and devices. The signature of Francis Hopkinson, signer of Declaration of Independence, appears on notes from this March 20, 1771 series. On this example, his nicely accomplished signature appears at the bottom. Hopkinson notes are much scarcer than John Hart notes from New Jersey and John Morton notes from Pennsylvania. Noted as having some "Minor Stains" by PCGS, but they appear in the top center, far from the signature. An excellent candidate for a Colonial note "Signers" set. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society
Realized $1175.00. Newman VII (Heritage Auctions, 10/2015), lot 18180. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.