Pennsylvania Colonial Currency Quartet, April 3rd, 1772

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Paper Money - United States Start Price:180.00 USD Estimated At:280.00 - 450.00 USD
Pennsylvania Colonial Currency Quartet, April 3rd, 1772
260.00USD+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Feb 23 @ 15:23UTC-5 : EST/CDT

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Pennsylvania, April 3rd, 1772. Lot of 4 Issued banknotes: 1 Shilling, P-S2536, S/N 10595; 18 Pence, P-S2537, S/N 25157; 2 Shillings, P-S2538, S/N 5419; and 2 Shillings and 6 Pence, P-S2539, S/N 26796. All have black text and the arms of the Penn family. Choice VG to Almost VF condition, printed by Hall and Sellers. Various Signatures includes Samuel Pleasants and Benjamin Wynkoop. Samuel Pleasants (1737-1807) was a Philadelphia merchant. In 1762 he married Mary Pemberton, and in 1777 he was imprisoned in Virginia with his Quaker brothers-in-law James and John Pemberton, due to their refusal to support the war against Britain. Hall and Sellers was a Philadelphia printing company originally established by Benjamin Franklin. In 1743 Franklin hired David Hall (1714-77), a Scottish journeyman printer, and in 1748 made the latter a partner. The firm printed the Pennsylvania Gazette, Franklin's newspaper. In 1766 Franklin sold his share in the business to Hall, and later that same year Hall brought in the journeyman printer William Sellers as his new partner, establishing Hall & Sellers. The firm carried government contracts, including printing paper money. (4)