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    South Carolina February 8, 1779 $60 About New. A beautifully margined, bright and attractive example of this extremely popular issue. Both the faces and backs of these notes were elaborately engraved by Thomas Coram of Charleston, South Carolina. The face vignette is of a seated Liberty figure holding a cornucopia, surrounded by a ribbon with the Latin motto "MUTUA DEFENSIO TUTISSIMA," which Newman translates as "Mutual defense is safest." The back features a lyre surrounded by horns, flags, and vines. This is a scarcer denomination which should see a healthy premium bid to obtain it. High grade coram notes have been routinely be breaching the $2,000 mark in the past year.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    6th-13th Tuesday-Tuesday
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