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    One of the Finest Known of Any Denomination from the Hillsborough Series

    North Carolina August 21, 1775 Hillsborough $4 PCGS Banknote Extremely Fine 40 Details.
    Signed by Samuel Johnston, Richard Cogdell, Richard Caswell, and Andrew Knox, this note, printed on laid paper is seen with an intricate left border design. At lower left, the vignette of a Masonic altar includes the all seeing eye at top and traditional Masonic emblems within the sides of the pillars. Around the perimeter is the motto AERA OF MASONRY. Very well margined for the series, this Hillsborough series is one of the scarcest from this southern colony. PCGS Banknote notes "Repaired edge tears." That is just about the nicest thing anyone has said about any note from this series, as your cataloger's many years of experience tells him that there likely is not a single truly problem free note extant. Typical grade is Very Good or less, with a plethora of problems. Not surprisingly, this note first appeared in the Ford XV sale of 2006 and realized a hair under $5,000. The last time we had the pleasure of selling this note, it brought just a hair over $5,000 in our 2018 Long Beach sale of the Thomas Gray Collection. One does not need an advanced degree in applied mathematics to discern the value held by this piece over the years.

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    October, 2021
    6th-8th Wednesday-Friday
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