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    Continental Currency November 29, 1775 $3 Fr. CC-13 PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ.
    An attractive $3 note from the second resolution of Continental Currency. Hall and Sellers printed the eight denominations, $1 to $8, authorized by the resolution. They are all similar in style to the May 10, 1775, notes, using the same emblems and nature prints on the corresponding denominations. On the $3 notes from this November issue, the denomination is engraved under the emblem rather than after the obligation text. Because the series also required differentiation of the serial numbers, red ink was used. The emblem at the right shows an eagle and heron (Franklin calls it a crane) fighting, along with the motto EXITUS IN DUBIO EST (The outcome is in doubt). In his account in the Gazette, Franklin describes the eagle as representing Great Britain and admonishes it "not to presume on its superior strength, since a weaker bird may wound it mortally." The nature-print back is perpendicular to the face. Very sharply printed on both sides with faint handling. With excellent margins, widest at the left. Nearly as made.
    From the Hunter Collection.


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