Extremely Rare Maryland $1 1/3 Allegorical NoteMaryland July 26, 1775 $1 1/3 PCGS Apparent 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 George III setting fire to an American city with a torch while trampling on the Magna Carta. 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 assigned the Apparent grade due to repaired edge tears, which are very minor and of no consequence on this wonderful allegorical note, which faces up like a solid Very Fine.
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