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    Well-Printed 1775 $2/3 Allegorical Series Note

    Maryland July 26, 1775 $2/3 Allegorical Series Fr. MD-71. PCGS Fine 15 Apparent.
    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. At each end (in the border cuts, here trimmed away) 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, deftly placed 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 Battle of Lexington and official war declarations. There are no notes known from the series in their natural, "Uncirculated" state to our knowledge. The series circulated readily, and the majority of these rare notes known today are damaged in some manner and usually repaired. This note is well above the average grade for the series. Face clarity is excellent, but the back is a bit soiled. PCGS noted only "Minor Rust Stains on Back," and they are confined to the vicinity of the bottom edge. This example's original paper and face printing clarity give it a premium appearance: It is a superior type note.
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