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    Extremely Rare Twenty Shilling North Carolina December 29, 1785

    North Carolina December 29, 1785 20s Angel Gabriel and church PCGS Very Fine 30.
    This 20 shillings from the last series of North Carolina notes is rare, and unpriced in the Newman reference. Based on researched auction appearances, this is a rarer denomination than the 40 shillings from the act. The series has an interesting two-sided printing with a vignette at the left face and the Thomas Davis imprint on the back. The 20 shillings vignette is an intricate version of the angel Gabriel blowing his trumpet while above a church. The face is bright and three margins are wide. The italic grade was assigned for minor restorations. The restorations do not reveal themselves under close inspection and the note has the appearance of a wholesome problem free Very Fine. Our Newman example piece graded 45 Apparent with a missing corner and rust stains. That note realized a shade over $3,000. This note should do as well or better. It is several points lower in grade, but has a far more pleasing appearance.
    From the Thomas A. Gray Collection of North Carolina Colonial Currency

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2018
    5th-11th Wednesday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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