A May 10, 1775, Continental Currency $20 note printed on rectangular,
marbled border paper provided by Benjamin Franklin highlights the Aug.
26 online auction by Early American History Auctions Inc.
The Friedberg CC-9 note, as attributed in Paper Money of the
United States by Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, is graded Very
Fine 35 by PCGS Currency. It carries an estimate of $10,000 to $12,000.
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According to the Early American auction cataloger's description,
the unique design type is essential for any collector seeking to
assemble a representative collection of American paper money.
The note is printed on special paper with a marbled left border on
the face. The paper was provided to the Continental Congress by Franklin.
The note is signed by Joseph Sims Jr.
The design type was chosen to grace the cover of the fifth edition
of Eric P. Newman’s classic reference, Early Paper Money of America.
Washingtion inaugural button
Offered in Very Fine condition is an undated (1789) George
Washington inaugural button that is unlisted in standard references.
An American eagle is engraved on the obverse without inscription
star or border. The original shank on the reverse is intact on the
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According to the lot description, “This circa 1789 Inaugural
Patriotic Design may have been made at that time to possibly about
1801. Unlisted, this Heraldic Eagle Design George Washington Inaugural
Button is similar in ways to Albert WI-2, yet it does not have a
banner or any stars around the Eagle’s head. Partial inscription in
the plain back reads 'Plated' which may indicate a c. 1801 manufacture date.”
The estimate is $8,000 to $12,000.
Talbot, Allum & Lee
New York merchants Talbot, Allum & Lee distributed large number
of English-made coppers in circulation in 1794 and 1795. ONE CENT
appears on the 1794 token, but is absent from the 1795 issue.
The obverse depicts a stanfing allegorical figure holding a pole
topped by a Liberty cap.
The reverse depicts a three-masted ship. This piece is the variety
inscribed NEW YORK in the field above the ship.
The common 1794 edge device reads PAYABLE AT THE STORE OF while for
the 1795 issue the inscription was changed to WE PROMISE TO PAY THE
BEARER ONE CENT.
Rare examples of both dates exist without an edge inscription. The
Professional Coin Grading Service Extremely Fine 45 1794 example
offered bears a plain edge. The number of 1794 examples reported
extant with plain edge is believed to be three or four.
A 20 percent buyer’s fee will be added to the final closing price of
each lot won frpm the 301 lots offered..