Pennsylvania Colonial Currency Quintet, October 1st, 1773, Signed by Owen Jones Jr. and Samuel Miles

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Pennsylvania Colonial Currency Quintet, October 1st, 1773, Signed by Owen Jones Jr. and Samuel Miles
450.00USD+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Feb 23 @ 15:24UTC-5 : EST/CDT

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Pennsylvania, October 1st, 1773. Lot of 5 Issued banknotes: 5 Shillings, P-S2540D, S/N 22667; 10 Shillings, P-S2540E; 15 Shillings, P-S2540F, S/N 5366; 20 Shillings, P-S2540G S/N 8569; and 50 Shillings, P-S2540H, S/N 20954. Black and red text with black border, Fine condition with some toning and signs of wear. Various signatures includes Owen Jones Jr., Samuel Miles, and Benjamin Morgan, among others. Owen Jones Jr. (1744-1825) was the son of Owen Jones (1711-1793) who was the last provincial treasurer of Pennsylvania before the Revolutionary War. The Jones family were prominent merchants in Philadelphia. Samuel Miles (March 11, 1740 - December 29, 1805) was an American military officer and politician, as well as an influential businessman and politician, active in Pennsylvania before, during, and after the American Revolutionary War. He was the mayor of Philadelphia from 1790-1791. Printed by Hall and Sellers, 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. (5)