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Type Currency
Title 5s
Date February 17, 1776
Country United States
Grade Fine 12
Service PCGS
Denomination 5s
Description New York The City and County of Albany February 17, 1776 5 Shillings Fr. NY-184.5 PCGS Fine 12 Apparent. This is a rare official municipal issue and the second series emitted by Albany. Uniface and printed on laid paper, this is a small, typeset note. The interesting obligation states that it is payable in "Continental Currency." This is also the same date as the third series of Continental Congress notes. From the face, the note appears very full and has good margins. Noted with "Splits; Sewn to Backing." The backing helps preserve the paper integrity and is noticed mainly from the back. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society Realized $1116.25. Newman VII (Heritage Auctions, 10/2015), lot 18920. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
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