Help with an early colonial note
Any experts of colonial currency out there who can tell me what I have and how rare it might be?
This appears to be a 1744 18 Pence note from Pennsylvania (spelled “Pensilvania”), printed by Benjamin Franklin.
On page 335 of Eric Newman’s Early Paper Money of America he lists this note, with “plate letters A, B, & C.” This note has plate letter D at lower left.
Also, first two signatures appear to be James Morris and Abraham Chapman, which is correct according to Newman. The third name appears to be J. Harvey (Joseph?), who Newman lists as a signer of Pennsylvania’s 1746 notes.
I believe a similar note sold as lot #643 in Part III of the John J. Ford auction at Stacks, May, 11-12, 2004. Anyone know of other examples for comparison? Does it appear genuine?
The note looks to be mounted. Here’s the back: