DescriptionContinental Currency May 10, 1775 $8 Fr. CC-8. PCGS Extremely Fine 45.
The margins are broad on this first issue $8 note, especially so at the top and right. The harp with thirteen strings of different sizes represents the original colonies; encircling is the motto MAJORA MINORIBUS CONSONANT (The large colonies and the small colonies are in harmony). Excellent printing and strong signatures.
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