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    South Carolina February 8, 1779 $70 PCGS Apparent About New 50.
    This wonderful note is sharply printed and has three bold signatures showing. The face has Hope with an anchor and the Latin phrase "Spes Mentis Solatia" (Hope is the Consolation of the Mind). The back has Promethus bound to a rock with an eagle attacking him. Prometheus was responsible for making man out of clay and stealing fire from Zeus to give to man when Zeus refused. He was punished by being bound and having an eagle feed on his liver daily, which would then regenerate (because he was a god) only to be eaten again the next day. An exceptional note with a small tear in the top center that barely encroaches on the design and also a badly cut top margin.


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