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    North Carolina December, 1771 £2 Bird with olive branch PCGS About New 50.
    The vignette on the two pound denomination from this December 1771 issue features a flying bird carrying an olive branch in its beak. Text wrapped below the bird along the inside of the circular border reads, "Pax reddita May 1771," which translates as "Peace restored." The handwritten Ix0 within the emblem has been seen by us on several other examples we have handled. All four signatures remain bold on this note. Montfort's handwritten last name signature appears on the back, along with several endorsements. Joseph Montfort was the Treasurer of the Northern District of North Carolina. His counterpart in the Southern district was John Ashe, who used a stamped "I. ASHE" for the backs of notes rather than a handwritten signature. Small edge tears listed for the italic grade.
    From the Thomas A. Gray Collection of North Carolina Colonial Currency


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