Georgia (1776) Undated $5 Fr. GA-81 PCGS Apparent Very Fin...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Colorful and Well-Margined (1776) Undated $5 Note
Georgia (1776) Undated $5 Fr. GA-81 PCGS Apparent Very Fine
The types from this (1776) Undated series are scarce and use interesting vignettes instead of color seals used on other issues from the period. A very charming type with a Barrel Beehive vignette at the lower right. This example has considerable eye appeal well in excess of its technically assigned grade. Paper originality and embossing are clearly evident from both sides, but especially when viewed from the blank back. The note is fully margined and broadly so on three sides. The vivid red text provides lovely contrast to the black. Everything is sharply defined including the five flowing signatures. Noted with "Small Edge Splits; Minor Mounting Remnants on Back." Like several of the Newman Collection Georgia bills, superior to the equivalent Boyd collection example. In this case, Ford Part X: Lot 4539, which was not as sharp, realized $5,175 in May 2005. Formerly from the Newman Collection and sold in our Part VIII sale in 2017 for a conservative $1,800. Most notes known from the series and type are impaired or repaired in some manner. This is a top-grade representative from the entire issue and one of the most handsome Georgia types from the Revolutionary War era.
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