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    Rattlesnake Attacking British Lion Emblem

    South Carolina March 6, 1776 15 Pounds Fr. SC-125. PCGS Very Fine 30 Apparent.
    This series is very diverse, with denominations from 1 shilling 3 pence to 100 pounds. They featured different paper types, sizes, orientations, emblems, and patriotic mottos; some had two-color printing. The four highest denominations (15, 25, 50, and 100 pounds) were printed on laid paper using a large format. Elaborate borders create a beautiful frame for the text. The circular emblem at lower right shows a rattlesnake attacking the British lion. Encircling is the motto MAGNIS INTERDUM PARVA NOCENT (Sometimes small things do harm to big things). There are four signatures, but the vertical one at the right is faint. Noted with "Small Edge Splits" and "Tape Repair on Back." Well margined and boldly printed. In far above average condition for a note printed on delicate paper. The emblem is very sharp and exhibits its patriotic character splendidly.
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    November, 2017
    1st-2nd Wednesday-Thursday
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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