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    South Carolina February 8, 1779 $40 PMG Choice Very Fine 35.
    The Ordinance of February 8, 1779 authorized $1,000,000 in Bills of Credit with the right to issue $3,000,000 if that sum could not be borrowed. Denominations included $40, $50, $60, $70, $80, $90, and $100. The number of $50, $70, and $90 notes printed is presently unknown. The legal tender status of these and all other prior issues was revoked in 1782. 2000 $40 notes were printed for this emission. The design features Ceres or perhaps Prosperity standing with a cornucopia with the motto MINIME VIOLANDA FIDES (Trust by no means is to be violated) on the face and Fame in the clouds with flags and books on the back. The note is well printed on paper with good margins and clear design details. The signatures of William Morgan, Edward Trescot, and Philip Prioleau are dark and bold. PMG notes small edge tears that do not have a major impact on this note's visual appeal.


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