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REV WAR HERO! Baldwin Signed $20 Note State of Massachusetts Dated 1780
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This is an authentic piece of colonial currency from the 1700's. These early U.S. currency pieces from the colonies that made up our first states are a true piece of history. This one was issued the "State of Massachusetts". It is clearly dated from May 5th 1780. This one was worth the amount of $20.This is right after the colonies stopped using English or Spanish values. On the back of the note it has the design in the center that shows a strong wind creating waves on the ocean with the motto "Vi concitatae" (It assults with a violent force). On the front of the note it has the correct hand signed ink signatures and the hand numbered serial numbers. The top signature that is very light but present is an important one. It is the signature of Loammi Baldwin. Baldwin was a noted American engineer, politician, and soldier. Baldwin commanded militia at the Battles of Lexington and Concord. In December, 1776 Baldwin and his regiment crossed the Delaware with George Washington and fought at the Battle of Trenton. On the back of the note it has the design of the three leaves in the center. Below that are the printer's mark and the date of 1780. The note was printed by Hall & Sellers of Philadelphia. Before this partnership Hall printed currency with Benjamin Franklin. The note measures approximately 3 inches by 3.75 inches in overall size and is in very nice circulated condition. The note has the circular cut in the center. This was their way to let people know that the note had been taken out of circulation. This process was known as cancellation. This note has been professionally graded by the PMG Company and they rare it as "Choice About Uncirculated". This is a nice authentic early United States piece of paper money.

Item #: A8873
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb
Your Price:$245.00 USD
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