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    South Carolina February 8, 1779 $50 Complete Sheet of Two Choice About New. The first of two incredible South Carolina sheets. This one, the $50 denomination, is the slightly lesser of the pair for condition. There is a centerfold that falls right between the two notes and effects neither, and a short split that ends 3/4" away from either note. One of the two subjects is affected by some staining and has a small hole by the signature, but the other note is essentially an as-made Gem. When the plates for this issue were prepared, Thomas Coram of Charleston engraved both the faces and the elaborate backs, but he did not sign his work. When $50, $70 and $90 denominations were added later in the year, Coram engraved his name on the back of those three denominations. This $50 denomination bears the "T. Coram Sculp. 1779" in the ground below the knee of the mythical Atlas. A difficult item to estimate, but we would certainly expect a realization in the area of...

    Estimate: $15,000 - up.

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    April, 2008
    16th-18th Wednesday-Friday
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