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    South Carolina February 8, 1779 $100 Very Fine.
    The highest and rarest denomination from the Thomas Coram-engraved series. This type was specified in the original ordinance and 3,000 notes were authorized. Another beautifully engraved type, with standing Athena holding a spear and sword, with the motto GLORIAE FUNDAMENTUM FORTITUDO (Bravery is the foundation of glory) on the ribbons. The lively back features several emblems with a South Carolina palmetto tree standing tall at the center, American and South Carolinian flags, a drum, shields, and spears. Printed on bluish paper. Seen with some toning and staining, contemporary pen annotations on back, and lengthy taped center fold splits. The paper remains bright and the printing quality is bold. Much harder to find than the lesser denominations, and a very acceptable piece.

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