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    Maryland July 26, 1775 $1 PCGS Very Fine 20.
    A note that is extremely rare in all grades and usually displays heavy circulation. The piece in this lot is one of the finest examples that Heritage has had the privilege of handling. The engraving is far more elaborate than on any other Maryland issue, and the allegorical vignettes, although not executed with great skill, are as evocative as anything seen on Colonial Currency. The vignette at the top of the face shows George III setting fire to an American city with a torch while trampling on the Magna Charta. The border cut includes the text, "An appeal to HEAVEN" while the left cut reads, "Pro Aris et Focis," translated as "for altars and the hearth." The back is entirely given over to a vignette of Peace and Liberty. One of the most popular Colonial notes, and extremely rare in all grades. PCGS has commented about restorations and that the serial number was altered. The serial number is 3005 - was it altered to appeal to collectors of 3005 serial numbers? In any event, a wholesome and most attractive, extremely rare type.
    From the Colonial Valley Collection


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