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Ford sale VIII lot 1486, NJ April 10, 1759 30s

ColonialcoinColonialcoin Posts: 607 ✭✭✭✭
edited October 30, 2023 4:08AM in U.S. & World Currency Forum

I have a general question regarding this note. In the Ford sale it was described as “a solid Very Fine, with moderate back soiling. An ink spot on the left face and a pinhole. The back right end has a paper mounting strip.” It currently resides in a straight grade PCGS AU55 holder and was offered(and I believe sold) earlier this year at auction. Obviously the note has been restored, but is this market acceptable? I am curious as to hearing the opinion of others.


  • ColonialcoinColonialcoin Posts: 607 ✭✭✭✭

    Sale number VIII not XVIII. Sorry for the confusion.

  • StaircoinsStaircoins Posts: 2,557 ✭✭✭

    Do you have photos, preferably before & after?

    Is the Ford provenance on the holder?

    I can think of a couple of possibilities. The graders may not have detected the restoration (or known of the prior issues), or they may have deemed the issues so minor as to be market acceptable and not worth mentioning.

  • ColonialcoinColonialcoin Posts: 607 ✭✭✭✭

    The Ford pedigree is listed on the holder. There are plenty of other notes that were either restored, had pieces added, corners strengthened, designs redrawn, etc. Some holders mention what was done, others not. What is with that? Yes, it may look nice but someone ruined the look of 250 year old paper currency by doing that. Please leave history alone. Good thing that currency has a serial number on them so that they can be traced by doing a bit of research.

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