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Lot 89307

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Type Currency
Title Lot 89307
Date March 1, 1781
Country United States
Denomination $50 printed on thick laid paper
Description Virginia October 16, 1780 $500 "clothing the Army" Fr. VA-201. PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent. The specially authorized "speedy clothing the Army" notes are a much rarer series than the Printed Back notes from this enactment date. These uniface notes are printed on very frail, thin paper with typeset text within an ornamental border. The majority of these rarities are very low grade, and most are missing pieces. This has a bright, full-bodied appearance with three strong signatures. Noted with "Small Splits and Tears; Minor Ink Erosion; Hinge Repairs." Wide margined at the right, but the left is slightly rough. This is a lovely type note from the series, and the obligation text evokes the sacrifices of the Continental Army. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017). (Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, Realized $1586.25.

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