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

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

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Pennsylvania, October 1st, 1773. Lot of 3 Issued banknotes, Includes: Eighteen Pence, P-S2540A, S/N 2193; 2 Shillings, P-S2540B, S/N 2258; and 2 Shillings and 6 Pence,P-S2540C, S/N 5649. All have predominantly black text with some red text, are in VG to Choice VG condition with toning and signs of wear. Two notes are signed by Samuel Miles. Other signatures in the lot includes Owen Jones Jr., among others. 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. 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. All four notes are 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 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 and Sellers. The firm carried government contracts, including printing paper money. (3)