Lot 161: Colonial Currency. NH. 1742. Original Plate Face Sheet. Cohen Reprint
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
New Hampshire Currency
1742 Uncut New Hampshire Colonial Currency Sheet Reprinted by Mendes I. Cohen Off The Original Plate
New Hampshire. 1742. Uncut Reverse Side Sheet of 4 Notes. Reprinted by Mendes I. Cohen off the Original Plate (c. 1855). 4 pounds, 40 shillings, 10 shillings, 7shillings 6 pence. Choice Uncirculated.
This Uncut Reverse Side Sheet of 4 Notes was Reprinted off the Original Copper Plate by Mendes I. Cohen, on thin 1850s paper. The sheet is about 10" x 13" with each note 4" x 5" and has a blank reverse, which would be the face side when completed in printing, as made. The overall condition is excellent with bold print and a clean appearance, with the sheet paper having sharp corners and three light horizontal folds. A scarce sheet now over 150 years old, each individual note if original and issued, being worth into five figures. (4 note sheet).