Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Georgia May 4, 1778 $20 PCGS Gem New 65PPQ.
    When last on the market in 2012, we sold this note with the following description: "Wide margins, bright paper, dark signatures, and bold printing all combine to create fantastic eye appeal on this Georgia $20. These bills of credit were to be paid from the proceeds of Tory estates that were forfeited. The signature of William Few, a signer of the U.S. Constitution nine years later, further adds to the desirability of this piece. This is an example of the (c) variety listed in Newman with the floral ornaments on the outer row of the left border and 17 ornaments to the right of the vertical bar in the bottom row. The notes were printed by W. Lancaster in Savannah. The Latin on the back of this $20, NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET, translates as "No one will provoke me with impunity." " At that time, it brought $4300. There are now three PCGS notes graded higher than this one, but it is still one heck of a note worth a solid price.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2017
    26th-2nd Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 140

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 June 27 - 29 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your quick response. I am a member of Heritage Auctions and I am happy to say that it is truly a great platform.
    Mohammed J.,
    Durban, KZ
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 January 4 - 8 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
    2018 January 4 - 8 FUN World Currency Signature Auction - Tampa
    REALIZED $1,634,873