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    Final July 22, 1777 $30 Franklin Emblem-Back Type

    Continental Currency February 26, 1777 $30 Fr. CC-62. PCGS About New 53PPQ.
    The notes from this resolution were issued "at Baltimore," where the Continental Congress met from December 20, 1776, to February 27, 1777, due to the British occupation of Philadelphia. This is highest denomination from the issue and the final use of the dual-emblem back (first used on the May 10, 1775, $20 Marbled Border notes). The face emblem shows a wreath on a tomb with the motto SI RECTE FACIES (If you act righteously, you will be honored after death). Franklin discussed this emblem at length in his Account, encouraging both the people and the Congress to act in such a way as to merit the laurel wreath crown of honor and "with a long duration of that honour, expressed by the monument of marble." This is a premium example for the technical grade. Wide margined on both sides and with perfect face-to-back registration. All three emblems on the note are boldly detailed. This vibrant example appears higher grade. An excellent representative of the Franklin emblem-back type.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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