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Type Currency
Title 10s
Date May 1, 1761
Country U.S.
Grade Extremely Fine 40
Service PCGS
Denomination 10s
Description Province of New Hampshire May 1, 1761 10 Shillings Fr. NH-114. PCGS Extremely Fine 40 Apparent. This is an extraordinary New Hampshire Colonial note and the only example from the series we have seen or are aware of. Like the January 1, 1761 six pence offered here, this is the Newman 5th edition plate note. A larger bill than the six pence, with intricate ornamental patterns on the perimeter, a small crown at the top center, and the texts enclosed within. The small cartouche at the left center encloses the motto PAX BELLO POTIOR. The notes were payable by December 25, 1765 in 2.5% interest bearing Bills of Exchange. From the face, this has the appearance of a nearly "as made" note. Beautifully printed and mostly well margined. The note split horizontally and an antique paper strip on the back secures the halves together. The paper maintains embossed originality and is bright. Noted with "Center Split Repaired with Backing; Small Edge Tears" for accuracy. After many decades in the renowned Newman Colonial currency collection, this note is being offered at auction for the first time. This is a marvelous opportunity to bid on another likely unique note. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society Realized $18800.00. Newman VII (Heritage Auctions, 10/2015), lot 18113. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
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