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    South Carolina February 8, 1779 $60 PMG About Uncirculated 53.
    A note that faces up beautifully, the front is boldly printed on this $60 note and all three signatures remain dark. Plowden Weston, John Scott, and John Smyth were the signers. The design displays great detail and the note is well margined on three sides. Thomas Coram of Charleston, South Carolina was the engraver. The face vignette is of a seated Liberty figure holding a cornucopia, surrounded by a ribbon with the Latin motto MUTUA DEFENSIO TUTISSIMA, which translates as "mutual defense is safest." The detail on the back of this $60 note is lacking. Plowden Weston (1739-1827), a native of England, arrived in the colony of South Carolina in 1757. He eventually owned a number of plantations, including Laurel Hill. Weston had a very involved process for indigo. He served as a state legislator for several terms.

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    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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