Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Antonius Britannia, May 10, 2021.
June, 18 1764
Printed by Benjamin Franklin and David Hall.
If you have some colonials, post 'em!
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PCGS Fine 15
There has been a recent up tick in prices. Mine was a graduation gift from my father. Denly's of Boston has a few PA notes, but a F example is $855.
https://www.denlys.com/inventory/display.asp?table=[Inventory - Colonial]&state=PA
edit, there are a few Delaware notes under $500
https://www.denlys.com/inventory/display.asp?table=[Inventory - Colonial]&state=DE
Not printed by Franklin (he sold his share of the business to Sellers) but said to be designed by Franklin. Sorry about showing only one side. I photographed it years ago for other purposes and the bill is in my bank SD box. Not certified, but I have owned it since 1963.
Awful, but printed in 1746 by Ben himself.
David Hall was born in Scotland in 1714 and became a journeyman printer in Franklin's firm in 1743 having just prior emigrated from Scotland. Hall, being a a reliable associate became a full partner of Franklin in 1748 and ran the firm during Franklin's extended travels to Great Britain during the 1750's and 1760's. In all likelihood after 1748 Franklin really had little to do with his printing business in Philadelphia beyond being a passive partner and investor - so unlike my 1746 Delaware note which was printed by Franklin - this note was printed by David Hall. Franklin's name continued being displayed on the notes through the 1764 issue, in 1766 Franklin sold his interest in the firm to David Hall who subsequently brought in William Sellers as a partner in the business. After David Hall's demise in 1772 William Sellers continued the firm under the Hall and Sellers name until his demise in 1804. Hall and Sellers would be the primary printing contractor for Pennsylvania and later Continentals and 1780 Guaranty notes.
@scottishmoney Fantastic looking note, and great information!
It's funny that you say that since across the top it reads, "To counterfeit is DEATH"...
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