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June 20, 1744 Massachusetts Bay Two Pence “Tall” Note

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Province of Massachusetts Bay. June 20, 1744. Two Pence. “New Tenor” issue. Genuine. Choice Very Fine.

Fr. MA-120. This exceedingly rare historic Province of Massachusetts Bay note, original and authentic, being a choice example of the “New Tenor” Bill of June 20, 1744. It is Signed by “S.(amuel) Wells” and J. Heath in bold brown and light red ink. This note is very pleasing, appearing clean and fresh overall with exceptional eye appeal for an early “Tall” format note. The upper left of the face appears weakly printed, apparently not having been properly inked. The denomination is well printed on the reverse, reading: “Eight Pence, Old Tenor” below: Eleven Grains of Silver, TWO PENCE. or Gold at Five Pounds 10s. and 3 Pence an Oz. 1744”. This attractive note has expert conservation, deftly sealing a trivial centerfold split and removal of scattered surface ink spots. The paper is solid with one trivial natural faint paper wrinkle near bottom center as made, the reverse being particularly pleasing. An outstanding example of this June 20, 1744 Colonial Massachusetts “Tall” format note issue. Ex: Stack’s, F.C.C. Boyd/Ford Estate, Part III, May 2004, Lot 531.
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