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    North Carolina May 15, 1779 $10 PMG About Uncirculated 50. Printer Hugh Walker of Wilmington printed this issue rather than James Davis due to the smallpox epidemic that was taking place in New Bern. It was feared that smallpox would be spread with the notes if they were printed in New Bern, so they were printed 90 miles away in Wilmington instead. Coarse rag paper was used. Seven denominations were issued, three of them having varieties with different mottos. The $10 notes had two different phrases. This example has "Virtue excels Riches." Another variety included the phrase "American Union for ever." Secret marks were included in an attempt to thwart counterfeiters. In this case, a dash over the y of Assembly was used. John Taylor and John Hunt were the signers of this note. PMG has assigned a higher grade to only one other note of this Friedberg number. Splits were mentioned by PMG on this example.

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