DescriptionNorth Carolina April 2, 1776 $1/2 GL in White Script with Toothed Border of Radial Lines Monogram Fr. NC-156f. PCGS Fine 15 Apparent.
This second style $1/2 monogram note is the last of six different types. The interlocking monogram lettering appears to be "GL" in intricate white letters on a dark background, but this has not been specified in the Newman reference. This seems logical since there is a script "GL" (Gabriel Lewyn) monogram perpendicular on this type at the upper left. The Roman letter "GL" monogram also appears on four other notes in the series: $2 Fox, $5 Triton, $7-1/2 U. S. Flag, and $20 Rattlesnake. Like all the fractional notes, rare and difficult to obtain in high grades. Noted with "Edge Splits, Tears, and Damage; Tape Repair on Back; Minor Stains." Regardless of the noted faults, a very collectible note.
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