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    North Carolina April 2, 1776 $1/16 Butterfly PCGS Extremely Fine 45.
    PCGS has graded a mere two examples of the $1/16 butterfly note and PMG has not seen a single note. This and the Newman note are the two PCGS pieces. The Newman note graded VG 10 Apparent and the butterfly can only be identified with the foreknowledge that it is a butterfly. This XF 45 is italicized for restorations, but they are in the upper right and lower left corners affecting nothing but blank paper and a touch of the frame line. The butterfly itself is incredible, with even the finest lines of the master engraver's tool remaining distinct on this 240-plus year old note. All definitive statements are risky in numismatics, but we feel very confident in referring to this incredible piece as the finest known. It is certainly the finest known to date and if another is out there, we have not the foggiest idea where it might be. Spectacular.
    From the Thomas A. Gray Collection of North Carolina Colonial Currency


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    September, 2018
    5th-11th Wednesday-Tuesday
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