Pennsylvania Colonial Currency Trio, October 1st, 1773 Signed by James Pemberton

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Pennsylvania Colonial Currency Trio, October 1st, 1773 Signed by James Pemberton
425.00USD+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2022 Feb 23 @ 15:25UTC-5 : EST/CDT

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Pennsylvania, October 1st, 1773. Lot of 3 Issued banknotes, all are 50 Shillings, P-S2540H, S/Ns are 13647; 9860; and 22273. Black and red text with arms of the Penn family at center left. Choice VF to AU condition and printed by Hall and Sellers. Various signatures includes Benjamin Morgan, Mordecai Lewis, and James Pemberton. James Pemberton (1723–1809) was born in Philadelphia and was a Quaker politician and abolitionist. In 1777, Pemberton was exiled from Pennsylvania to Virginia as a pacifist during the Revolution. He later became President of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. 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.