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    Attractive 1775 Hillsborough Note
    Ex: Gray Collection

    North Carolina August 21, 1775 $1/2 Drum, Cannon & Flags Fr. NC-145 PCGS Apparent Very Fine 30.
    This is truly a museum caliber rarity, formerly on display in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, pedigreed to the Gray Collection, and a highlight from this sale. It is one of the finest looking notes known from the entire enactment and extremely rare. The engraving is distinctive and attractive. When we cataloged this in 2018 for the Gray Collection, we found records for only two examples: this piece whose previous pedigree was unknown to us and the Newman example (Newman Part VIII: 18298), which although graded "PCGS Fine 12 Apparent," was only about 75% intact. We commented in the Newman Collection catalog that the old-time raw grade would have been "Fair." The Boyd Collection did not have this denomination. On this type, the left end shows HALF A DOLLAR twice vertically arced within cartouches. The emblem shows a drum, cannon, and flags. This note has some "Repairs," noted by grading, but it presents itself with a full appearance. The eye-appeal is considerably sharper than what the assigned numeral would indicate. All four signatures are bold and legible, as is the serial number. Ex: our 2018 HA Long Beach sale, lot 20176 where it realized $9,000; Thomas A. Gray Collection of North Carolina Colonial Currency. An important opportunity to obtain a handsome example from this very elusive issue.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.




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    Auction Dates
    November, 2020
    29th Sunday
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