This is an authentic piece of colonial currency from the 1700's that was printed by Benjamin Franklin. These early U.S. currency pieces from the colonies that would make up our states are a true piece of history. This one was issued the Pennsylvania colony. What is special about this note is who printed it. It was printed by the famous Benjamin Franklin. He only printed notes for two states, Delaware and Pennsylvania. This one was for Pennsylvania and was printed in 1759. This one was worth the amount of twenty shillings. Yes that's right at that time currency was still figured in English or Spanish values. In the center of the note on the right side it has the image of the seal of King George II. During this turbulent time the King wanted people to know he was still in charge (he thought). On the back of the note it has the attractive leaf design with the lion standing at the bottom of the note. It also has the amount of value and "To Counterfeit is Death". On the side it has the printer's name that reads "Printed by B. Franklin and D. Hall. The printing is still partially visible after all of these years. The note measures approximately 3.5 inches by 2.75 inches in overall size and is in attractive displaying circulated condition. It was torn across the center and it has been put back together as you can see and it is priced accordingly. It comes in an acid free holder for display and preservation. This is a nice authentic early piece of paper money from one of the country's founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin.