Maryland July 26, 1775 $2 2/3 PMG Choice Fine 15 Net.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionMaryland July 26, 1775 $2 2/3 PMG Choice Fine 15 Net.
This is an iconic Colonial currency type. Its unique character is tied to the politically charged vignette on the face. Eight denominations were issued from the series, and few collectors have achieved a complete set. 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. PMG has assigned the Fine 15 grade to this note, along with the Net comment for "Repairs." The repairs are primarily the upper left corner, which has been rebuilt and a number of stains, likely rust, that have been masked with rather expert artwork. This is a type which always attracts attention at public auction and this example should find any number of people vying to make their home its new home.
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