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Lot 187: Colonial Currency, RI, January 15, 1776, 30s
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Rhode Island Currency
Impressive January 15, 1776 Thirty Shillings Rhode Island
Colony of Rhode Island. January 15, 1776. Thirty Shillings. Choice Very Fine.
Fr. RI-227. This rare Revolutionary War note is vastly superior in quality to most of this era from Rhode Island. It has four full margins and excellent centering with sharp black printed text and three strong, bold red and brown signatures. This note is quite clean and defect free, having light even overall circulation. The paper is in excellent condition, being whole, solid and firm. An attractive note that is worthy of a premium for its unusually pleasing eye appeal which approaches that of the current 5th Edition Newman plate note, as seen illustrated on page 395. That most recent edition also lists a value of $2,250 in Very Fine, having no higher grade being listed due to its great rarity in high quality.