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Type Currency
Title $20
Date 1776
Country United States
Service PCGS
Service Catalog # 5040772
Denomination $20

Georgia 1776 Maroon Seal $20 Rattlesnake Fr. GA-77b. PCGS Very Fine 30. The 1776 Maroon Seal notes are also very distinctive and rarely obtainable in choice condition. Printed on four-subject sheets with $2, $4, $10, and $20 denominations. The $20 denomination features the Rattlesnake seal with the motto NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET. The $20 Rattlesnake seal note, like the $10 from the series, has a script GEORGIA in maroon on each end rather than the bordering used on the $2 and $4 notes. The snake is sharply defined and the printing contrast is beautiful. The note is fully original and for its technically assigned grade, perhaps conservatively evaluated compared to its stunning eye appeal. The five signatures are fluidly penned and balance with the rest of the note well. This example is superior to the Boyd core collection note (Ford Part X: Lot 4514), which had a split, toned color, and blurred signatures. That piece realized $9,200 in May 2005. This superb note is worthy of a surprising realization. Its combination of rarity, condition, and pedigree are a marvel. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society

From Newman VIII (Heritage Auctions, 11/2017), lot 28013, realized $5040. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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