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    Rockland, ME - $20 1882 Brown Back Fr. 502 The North NB Ch. # (N)2371
    A nicely pen signed $20 Brown Back from the state of Maine. Only one seal was used for Maine Nationals, with most elements copied directly from the official state seal adopted shortly after Maine's admission to the union in 1820. A pine tree inside a shield is flanked by a farmer on one side and a sailor holding a sextant on the other, with the shield topped by the state's motto Dirigo, meaning "I Direct" or "I Guide." PCGS notes a "Foreign Substance on Back Near Center," which like many foreign substances mentioned by the grading services, appears undetectable to the naked eye. Apparent Very Fine 35.
    From The State Seal Collection

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    January, 2013
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