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    Two Shilling Corinthian Column 1783 North Carolina

    North Carolina May 17, 1783 2s Corinthian column PCGS Fine 15.
    This note was missing from both the Ford and Newman sales. PCGS has graded this single note and PMG has not seen an example. There were many important Colonial currency sales between 1900 and 1940 that we have no access to the records from, so referring to an item as unique is chancy at best, but this is certainly at the very least one of only two or three in existence, if not unique. The vignette for this denomination, a Corinthian column, is tall and narrow, a size and shape not generally seen on Colonial notes. The Latin motto is IN RECTO DECUS, which Newman translates as, "Honor in the right." The italic grade was assigned for restorations and frayed edges. Both of which are accurate although the overall appearance is that of a VF. The signatures are virtually gone, but the important vignette is untouched, clear, and complete.
    From the Thomas A. Gray Collection of North Carolina Colonial Currency

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