Lot 9: Colonial Currency, ELIAS BOUDINOT Continental Congress President, Signed Note

Early American

December 10, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, US
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Elias Boudinot (President of the Continental Congress) Signed December 16, 1790 Issue "ONE PENNY" Note
ELIAS BOUDINOT. President of the Continental Congress (1782-1783), Member of the Continental Congress, served in the First Congress of 1789, Signed the "Treaty of Paris" with Great Britain, ending the Revolutionary War, Member of the Committee on Correspondence, New Jersey Provincial Congress, Commissary-General of Prisoners, and in 1795 Appointed as Third Director of the United States Mint by George Washington.
New Jersey. First Presbyterian Church at Newark. December 16, 1790 Issue. ONE PENNY denomination. Extremely Fine. This well printed and nicely centered, typeset small change private issue Church Money note is typeset at bottom: "E. Town: Printed by S. Kollock." This denomination has the text "One Penny" on both left and right, whereas the date is typically seen printed along the right side. It has all of its border designs distinct and present with the text clearly readable. The signature of "E. Boudinot" as President is large and beautifully written in brown ink, having one of the finest examples of his signature we have seen. Likely less than two dozen or so known to exist and not listed with a value in Newman due to its rarity. Near impossible to locate in high quality and is an important, historic American rarity.
Elias Boudinot was a member of the New Jersey Committee on Correspondence (1774-1775) and the New Jersey Provincial Congress (1775). In 1777 he was appointed commissary-general of prisoners. He was a member of the Continental Congress (1777-1788; 1781-1784) and its President (1782-1783).

He signed the treaty with Great Britain to end the war. He served in first Congress of 1789; in 1795 was made the third Director of the United States Mint, and from 1816 to 1821 served as the first president of the American Bible Society.
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