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    Maryland July 26, 1775 $1 PMG Choice Fine 15.
    When these are seen, and they are extremely rare in all grades, they are virtually always in tatters. This 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 King George III setting fire to an American city with a torch while trampling on the Magna Charta and Britannia receiving a petition from Liberty who is standing in front of American troops. 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. PMG indicates that the note has been repaired although this is well hidden and difficult to discern through the holder. One of the most popular Colonial notes, and extremely rare in all grades.
    From the Colonial Valley Collection


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    April, 2021
    21st-23rd Wednesday-Friday
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