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May 25, 1775 PAUL REVERE Engraved Twelve Shillings Revolutionary War “Indent” Massachusetts Long Note

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Colony of Massachusetts Bay. May 25, 1775. Twelve Shillings. Paul Revere Jr. Engraved, Copper-Plate, Indent Long Note. “American Paper” at left edge. Six Percent Annual Interest bearing. Due Date May 25th, 1776. PCGS graded Very Fine-25.

Fr. MA-143. This early patriotic American Revolutionary War Paul Revere engraved Copper-Plate note has a Due-Date stated within its printed text of May 25th, 1776. That signifies notice on every note issued was required to be returned back into the Treasury and interest paid by that specific date. Most all of these notes were redeemed at that time of their due date, most having hole punch cancellations. This current example is one of the finest to have survived and is not cancelled. Its PCGS VF-25 holder states; apparent pen cancelled (to Gardner’s signature), restorations (deft sealed minor edge fold splits). Patriot Silversmith and soldier Paul Revere engraved, as shown illustrated in the Clarence Brigham major reference titled, THE ENGRAVINGS OF PAUL REVERE, first issued in 1954. This PCGS graded Very Fine-25 is boldly printed upon evenly circulated laid period paper. A significant portion of the left side margin Indent is present, including most of the historic printed Patriotic and Political text reading: “(Ame)rican Paper”. An important, highly popular choice quality Paul Revere engraved and printed Colonial Currency rarity.
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