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    Rare and Expertly Engraved INFELIX BRITTANIA $8 Note

    North Carolina August 21, 1775 $8 Britannia Stabbing Herself INFELIX BRITTANIA Fr. NC-151 PCGS Apparent Very Fine 25.
    The second highest denomination from the series, and like all notes from the series, a rarity. This piece, which Mike obtained from our 2016 Tampa FUN auction, has a superior appearance; the Boyd and Newman notes were ragged examples. Another fascinating emblem at the lower left shows Britannia stabbing herself. The motto INFELIX BRITTANIA (Unhappy England) appears in the inner circle. Under a glass, the facial expression is expertly detailed for copperplate engraving in this period. "Restorations" are cited by PCGS. Visible quarter-fold splits were sealed and other enhancements made, but the note is broad. A series of calculations is seen on the blank back. Ex: our 2016 FUN sale, lot 18181, where it realized $3,300. The final opportunity to obtain a note from this fascinating and rare series from The Mike Coltrane Collection.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.

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    November, 2020
    29th Sunday
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