Shipwreck artifacts, currency, stock certificates, ephemera and obsolete notes at Smythe Coins and artifacts from the 1784 shipwreck of the El Cazador will be featured among the coins, paper currency, stock certificates, ephemera and obsolete notes that will be offered in four auctions
lightly taped on the back. It is endorsed on the reverse by the owner, and there is a notation that interest was paid in 1774. VF. ($15,000-25,000)
This bond is unlisted in Anderson. Only four of these bonds are known to exist, two of which have been sold by Smythe & Co. in previous auctions. This example was issued before the Revolutionary Era, when Harrison Otis Gray was still the colonial Treasurer. The bond was witnessed by James Pitts and Thomas Cushing, (1725-1788) Massachusetts merchant, member of the Continental Congress, speaker of the Colonial House etc. Signed by Samuel Adams (1722-1803) signer of the Declaration of Independence, Continental Congressman, Massachusetts Governor, early opponent of British rule and the Stamp Act. He engineered the election of John Hancock as head of the Patriot Party, and later became the governor of Massachusetts himself. This is an extraordinary piece.
Lot # - 2062 Legendary scout and Indian fighter Daniel Boone signs treasury warrant for the Commonwealth of Virginia December 22, 1781. #10201. Land-Office Treasury Warrant. 500 Acres/800 Pounds. Issued to and boldly signed on the reverse by Daniel Boone. Unlisted in Anderson. Fine, but with age tone. Broken folds have been expertly repaired. Ink is light with thin spot on verso of document. Uncancelled. ($10,000-20,000)
Daniel Boone (1735-1820), legendary scout, Indian fighter and folk hero. Boone is most famous for his explorations of the frontier, paving the way for the settlement of the West. In 1775 Boone trailblazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky, founding Boonesborough. He served as a militia officer during the Revolution, defending the Western frontier. He was elected to three terms in the Virginia General Assembly. After the war Boone worked as a surveyor and merchant, but he went deep into debt as a land speculator. He lost much of his land because of squatters and conflicting claims. In 1799, frustrated with legal problems, Boone resettled in Missouri, where he died at the age of 85.
The one week, four auction marathon is not just limited to historical paper and shipwreck artifacts. Addition items for sale include obsolete notes selected from the Schingoethe collection to be auctioned on Oct. 31st at 6pm EDT, as well as over 5400 lots of ancient coins ,U.S. and foreign currency, notes and stock certificates that will all go under the gavel on Oct. 31st at 11AM EDT. A few examples include:
Lot# 1004 - Foreign Greek. Phoenicia, Tyre. AR Half Shekel- Tetradrachm (7.14g.). 76-75 B.C. obv. Laureate head right of melkart. rev. Eagle standing on prow, date HM (year 48) and club before. BMC 230 var. Choice for issue. Superb, as struck. (Estimate $500-700)
Lot# 1107 - 1787 Connecticut Copper Colonial Draped Bust Left M-34.ff PCGS XF-40. Smooth, hard, and glossy surfaces combine to create an appealing circulated Connecticut copper. Some planchet roughness (as made) is noted. "
Lot# 6071 - NY. New York City. Silver Lake Bank. $5. 1834. (PA-320 Unlisted). Technically a PA bank but payable in