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    Province of Georgia Lighthouse Certificate 1769 £1 Pound Printed "9" in Date PCGS Very Fine 25.
    A rare note from a rare issue with this example fully issued with all five signatures. We have now auctioned only three pieces from the entire issue and a meager two examples of this variety with the month of "May" and "9" in the date printed. The other two examples of this issue that we have auctioned previously were once part of the Eric Newman Collection. The Newman example of this note graded PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent and realized $5,170 in April, 2015. This variety was authorized by a special act "for rebuilding the LIGHT-HOUSE ON TYBEE ISLAND..." The total amount was for £2,200 sterling. These notes were receivable for taxes up until May 1, 1772, whereupon they became invalid. A lighthouse vignette is at lower right. Also, the bottom line is an oddly configured (or "comical" per the Newman reference) counterfeit warning that is not only upside down, but printed in both English and Latin, scrambled, and reading in reverse. The back label mentions repaired splits, tears, and minor damage. The repairs were nicely performed. In fact, the other two notes from this issue that have crossed our auction block, also have repairs.

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    September, 2020
    17th-21st Thursday-Monday
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