Paul Revere Engraved December 7, 1775 Massachusetts 14s "Sword In Hand" Minuteman Note PCGS Extremely Fine-40
Colony of Massachusetts Bay. December 7, 1775. 14 Shillings. "Sword In Hand" Minuteman holding the "MAGNA CHARTA" Genuine. Due Date of January 7th, 1781. PCGS graded Extremely Fine-40.
Fr. MA-183. Massachusetts December 7, 1775 14 Shillings Fr. MA-183 PCGS Extremely Fine-40. A crisp note and second finest on the PCGS quality census (the serial number 4849, differs from the PCGS holder slightly, recorded as 4819). The back printing on this note is bolder, particularly at the date and has a strong legend, "Issued in defence (sic) of American Liberty". The bottom edge is broad, but has a wavy cut. There is uneven cutting at the lower right, but away from the printed portion. This solid, well printed and fully margined example represents the series and "Sword In Hand" Minuteman design type extremely well. Its PCGS holder has no negative comment, thus an excellent example of this original historic Paul Revere major design type. Ex: 2002 CAA Sale, lot 225 where this same note realized $8,050.