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    North Carolina May 15, 1779 $5 Be Freedom and Independence Steadily Pursued PCGS Extremely Fine 40.
    Another North Carolina issue featuring patriotic slogans. This issue includes the text, "... Act of Assembly passed at Smithfield the 15th Day of May, 1779." Governor Richard Caswell moved the Spring 1779 legislative session to Smithfield due to a smallpox outbreak in New Bern. There are two varieties for the $5 notes. In this case, the motto is "Be Freedom and Independence Steadily Pursued." The motto on the second variety is "Good Government Always Revere." The printing is a touch light on this boldly signed example. PCGS assigned the italicized grade for minor restorations and a small edge tear at right.
    From the Thomas A. Gray Collection of North Carolina Colonial Currency


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