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    South Carolina February 8, 1779 $60 PMG About Uncirculated 53 EPQ.
    The third-finest example graded at PMG, with neither of the top two notes Uncirculated. Similarly, PCGS has not graded a single New example. This note, which has earned the all-important Exceptional Paper Quality grade modifier, is an absolute beauty, as fresh and bright as the day it left the printing press. All three signatures are dark, clear, and clean, and every line of the elaborately engraved vignettes is crystal clear. Both the faces and backs of this issue were 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. The third party label tells us that this note not only resided in the F.C.C. Boyd Collection, but also the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection. Now it can be part of yours.


    Estimate: $3,000 - up.

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    January, 2016
    6th-12th Wednesday-Tuesday
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