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    High-Grade Georgia 1776 $1 Blue-Green Seal Note

    Georgia 1776 Blue-Green Seal $1 Justice Fr. GA-71e PMG Choice Extremely Fine 45.
    Colonial American notes are the direct ancestors of our current Federal currency. It is appropriate that the Friedberg catalog lists them prior to the War of 1812 Treasury Notes and the large size notes that followed commencing at the onset of the Civil War. Often, these notes share themes that relate to our early United States coins and paper money. Georgia Colonial notes are visually quite attractive, using symbolic emblems and color. This rare type is from a series with only two denominations. The $4 note is exceedingly rare and unpriced in Newman's volume, The Early Paper Money of America. The $1 note is unpriced and considered "rare" in this grade in the Friedberg catalog. Originally printed on an eight-note sheet. This is border variety (c) featuring 16 ornaments left of the vertical line at the top and 12 ornaments left of the vertical line in the bottom. The Justice seal color is a distinctive hue, with the motto SUSTINE RECTUM (Support what is right) above. An excellent example of this type. The wide, even margins frame the crisply printed note perfectly. The four signatures are bold. This note is as appealing, if not more so, than the finer Boyd Collection note (Stack's Ford Part X: Lot 4533) that realized $2,760 in May 2005. Ex: our Eric P. Newman Part VIII sale, November 2017, lot 28016; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Very few examples from this two-denomination series are finer than Mike's beautiful, top-grade note.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.

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    November, 2020
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