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    Maryland July 26, 1775 $2/3 PMG Choice Fine 15.
    The only example that PMG has graded exhibiting a small tape repair, this is also just the second to be in our auctions. The other piece we offered was part of the Eric Newman Collection. It graded PCGS Apparent 15 and realized $2,232 in October 2015. This is not only a rare note, but a rare issue as PMG has graded only 16 for the entire issue of eight denominations with the highest grade being a VF 35. The common face design for the issue, adapted from a woodcut by Thomas Sparrow, shows standing Britannia receiving the petition (CONG PETI) of the Continental Congress from America, who tramples the named scroll of SLAVERY. George III is shown stomping on M.[AGNA] CHARTA as he holds the torch to burn an American port being attacked by the British fleet. At each end in the border cuts are mottoes AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN and PRO ARIS ET FOCIS (For altars and the hearth). The back allegory represents a future peace between America and Britannia; the motto on the scroll below is PAX TRIUMPHIS POTIOR (Peace is preferable to victory). In the corners, but hard to read, in the borders are, clockwise from the upper left, the signature of T.SPARROW, LIBERTY, 1775 and F.G. (for printer Frederick Green). No other Colonial note compares to this special series emitted shortly after the Battles of Lexington and Concord.


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