Lot 165: Colonial Currency, RI, July 5, 1715. 2s6d. Reprint Choice Extremely Fine
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Rhode Island Currency
July 5, 1715 Rhode Island Reprint By "Cohen" (c. 1850)
July 5, 1715, 2s6d, (Printed c. 1850) "Cohen" Reprint off the Original Engraved Printing Plate, Choice Extremely Fine.
A uniface example of this reprint made about 1850 off of the Original Printing Plate on fine wove paper. An original example would likely prove prohibitive in cost due to it's extraordinary rarity. Much like the "Modern Proprietary Proof" notes that have gained in collector recognition and value in recent times, these c. 1850 reprints have also slowly been gaining in value.