||North Carolina August 8, 1778 $2 Virtuous... Fr. NC-174. PCGS Very Fine 25. This motto type was also used on $1 notes; it displays a lengthy text at lower left, "Virtuous Councils the Cement of States." Printed on thinner paper (noted as "unsized" in The Early Paper Money of America) than the previous. Margins are complete, but a bit wavy around the perimeter. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017).
(Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.) Realized $399.50.