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Type Currency
Title $400
Date May 10, 1780
Country United States
Grade Extremely Fine 45
Service PCGS
Denomination $400
Description North Carolina May 10, 1780 $400 Fr. NC-197. PCGS Extremely Fine 45 Apparent. Common to North Carolina were several series of notes which used mottoes in the place of emblems such as those used on their April 2, 1776, issue or the Georgia seal notes. There is only one motto type for this denomination from the series, "Mutare vel timere / sperno" (I refuse to change or to fear). A border composed of various type ornaments is around the periphery, with inner borders creating end panels for North Carolina Currency at the left and the denomination at the right. The back shows the denomination as CCCC Dollars. Printed on thick paper by James Davis with his imprint on the back. A "Small Edge Tear at Bottom" and "Minor Stains" are noted by grading, but there are wide margins on three sides. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. From Newman X (Heritage Auctions, November 2018), lot 20397, realized $384.
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