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    Virginia May 3, 1779 $50 Fr. VA-169 PCGS Apparent Very Fine 35.
    The two highest denominations from this May 3, 1779, series differ greatly from their companion lesser denominations. The $50 and $100 notes were printed in a much larger format on paper without vignettes. Indented bordering is at the left, ornaments at the top and right, and the denomination along the bottom. The obligation and date are in the center. Signed by James Cocke, Edward Archer, and Jonathon Boush. Most notes from this delicate paper series have damage, and these large bills were especially prone to splits or other faults. This $50 large format bill is one the finest we have seen, and grading mentions only a "Small Edge Split at Bottom Center." That is a trifle compared to the note's fullness, vibrant eye appeal, and bold printing. The present example is much finer than the Boyd collection note sold as Ford Part XVII: Lot 4454 in March 2007. Ex: our Eric P. Newman Collection Part VIII sale, lot 28165. Rarely found in such beautiful condition.
    From The Mike Coltrane Collection.

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    June, 2021
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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