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Colonial Currency, Rare 1769 Pennsylvania 3 Pounds Note, Signed by JOHN NIXON!

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Colonial Currency, Rare 1769 Pennsylvania 3 Pounds Note, Signed by JOHN NIXON!
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The First March 1, 1769 Three Pounds Pennsylvania Note Genuine John Nixon Signed We’ve Offered PCGS VF-25
JOHN NIXON (1733–1808). On July 8, 1776 Nixon made the very First Public Proclamation Reading of the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Pennsylvania State House. Financier and official from Philadelphia, a Militia Officer who served in the American Revolutionary War.
Fr. PA-133. Pennsylvania. March 1, 1769. Three Pounds / Sixty Shillings. Plate B. Genuine, Signed by American Patriot John Nixon. PCGS graded Very Fine-25. Its holder notes a small edge split at left which is very trivial at the centerfold edge. This £3 highest denomination is extremely rare, as only 3,000 notes were issued, and is missing in most all collections. This is the very First £3 note we have offered on this issue and it is boldly signed “Jo Nixon” in rich brown. In years past a PMG certified PA-131, 12 Shillings, graded Fine-15 sold at our EAHA Auction in 2009 and realized $1,955. We also previously sold in our EAHA Auction of June 3, 2016 lot #2113 being a similar authentic 1 Pound Ten Shillings denomination John Nixon signed note graded PCGS VF-30, which sold for $3,900. This current example has the outstanding bonus of being signed by the historic American Patriot “Jo Nixon” in deep bold brown ink at top of the three signatures. John Nixon is important in American history noted for on July 8, 1776, he made the very First Public Proclamation of the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Pennsylvania State House. That same year, Nixon was promoted to Colonel, and later served under George Washington at the Battle of Princeton. In 1776, he became a member of the Continental Navy Board, and two years later was serving with General George Washington at Valley Forge. A truly important and attractive Colonial Currency and Autograph rarity.
JOHN NIXON (1733-1808) was born in Philadelphia, the son of a shipping merchant.

Upon the passage of the British Colonial Stamp Act in 1765, Nixon signed the Non-Importation Agreement against the Act, became active in opposing the encroachments of the English government upon American liberties, and was a member of the first Committee of Correspondence in Pennsylvania.

In April 1775, he became lieutenant-colonel of the third battalion of the Philadelphia Associators, a militia unit. He was also a member of the Committee of Safety. From May to July 1776, he was in command of the defenses of the Delaware River at Fort Island, after which he was put in charge of the defenses of Philadelphia.

On July 8, 1776, he made the First Public Proclamation of the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Pennsylvania State House. The same year, Nixon was promoted colonel and later served under George Washington at the Battle of Princeton. In 1776, he became a member of the Navy Board, and two years later was with General Washington at Valley Forge.

In 1780, he became a Director of the Bank of Pennsylvania. Afterward he assisted in organizing the Bank of North America, of which he was president from 1792 until his death.

John Nixon died in 1808; he was interred in the churchyard of St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia.