Rare 1769 Lighthouse CertificateProvince of Georgia 1769 Lighthouse Certificate 1 Pound Printed "9" in Date Fr. GA-47b. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent.
A uniquely styled series from Georgia printed on laid paper with black and red text. This note was authorized by a special act issued "for rebuilding the LIGHT-HOUSE ON TYBEE ISLAND..." A uniface and typeset note with ornamental borders on two sides, left indent, interior devices and an oddly configured ("comical" per Eric P. Newman) counterfeit warning at the base (upside down, scrambled and reading in reverse). At the lower right is a lighthouse vignette. This plate variety is different from the handwritten date issue. This is the variety with "MAY" and "1769" both engraved. Noted are "Edge Splits and Tears; Repairs on Back." This is an interesting and pleasing type of note for the series. Well margined and nicely squared off. The red and black texts on this vignetted type contrast attractively with the paper.
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