Choice May 15, 1779 $5 "Be Freedom..." NoteNorth Carolina May 15, 1779 $5 Be Freedom... Fr. NC-183a. PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ.
This is another North Carolina series with mottos, and it is especially difficult to locate in high grades due to the thinner paper used. The full motto, "Be Freedom and Independence Steadily pursued," is one of two used on $5 notes. This is an exceptional example, one of the finest we have seen. It has complete margins and is perfectly centered on the face. The back is deeply printed. We consider this an undervalued series in top condition.
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