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Lot 154: Colonial Currency, Maryland. June 8, 1780. $2 BLACK MONEY. Exceedingly Rare!
October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Choice June 8, 1780 Maryland "BLACK MONEY" Issue Two Dollars Note - PMG Certified Extremely Fine-40
State of Maryland. June 8, 1780. "BLACK MONEY" Issue. Two Dollars. PMG graded Extremely Fine-40.
Fr. MD-109. Maryland "Black Money" notes derive their namesake from the use of heavy dark black border designs which outline the face side. Within those four heavy borders is the denomination TWO DOLLARS. This note is signed by Nicholas Harwood and John Callahan, ranking as one of the finest known Two Dollars denomination on this issue. All border designs are clear upon the paper with excellent centering and a very clean appearance. The holder notes split & corner restoration, which refers to some expert conservation of a centerfold split and it appears very even an has excellent overall eye appeal. The printed text is sharp and both signatures are well written in rich brown. The reverse is similar in its superior eye appeal. Listed in Newman with a valuation of $3,750 in Very Fine, and is Unpriced in all grades from Extremely Fine and above. An excellent note for any advanced Colonial Currency or Maryland paper money collection.