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    Iconic April 2, 1776 $20 Rattlesnake Type

    North Carolina April 2, 1776 $20 Rattlesnake Fr. NC-169 PMG Choice Very Fine 35.
    The highest denomination on the series. It is an iconic type with the emblem composed of the coiled Rattlesnake and DON'T TREAD ON ME motto representing the rejection of British rule during the American Revolution. There are 13 rattles on the snake, symbolic of the unity of the colonies. The "GL" script monogram, for engraver Gabriel Lewyn, is at the upper left corner. Only 5,000 were printed, and high-grade notes are very scarce to rare. Printed on thick laid paper (like the Newman and Coltrane examples) Cited only with a "Tear" by PMG. It has full margins and sharp signatures. A justifiably popular type.
    From the Hunter Collection.


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