Lot 127: Rare 1772 Signer JOHN MORTON Signed Pennsylvania Colonial Note
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Famous Signers on Colonial Currency
Rare 1772 JOHN MORTON Signed Pennsylvania Note
JOHN MORTON (1725-1777). Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Chaired the committee that wrote the Articles of Confederation, Delegate to the Continental Congress during the American Revolution providing the swing vote that allowed Pennsylvania to vote in favor of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Pennsylvania. April 3, 1772. One Shilling. Plate A. Signed by "John Morton." Conservation. About Fine. Fr. PA-154. This well circulated note shows nicely from its face side, with a full clear easily readable "John Morton" signature being written in brown between the other two signers. The reverse side is even more heavily worn with well executed repairs to centerfold splits. The signature measures a large 1.5" long with a prominent appearance. A rarely encountered low denomination note bearing John Morton's historic signature.