Lot 128: Colonial Currency, Georgia 1777 13 Dollars Liberty Cap/Cornucopia Seal PCGS VF20
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Rare 1777 Thirteen Dollars "Liberty Cap with Cornucopia"
Georgia. 1777. Thirteen Dollars. "Liberty Cap with Cornucopia" Blue-Green Seal. PCGS graded Very Fine-20.
Fr. GA-91. A pleasing circulated note from this historic 1777 Revolutionary War period issue. Printed in red and black, this note is quite clean and even in its appearance with the text and designed well centered. The holder notes apparent edge and internal splits and tears, mounting remnants on back. However we find no mounting traces and there is only a fine separation at the Seal edge where embossed and trivial other issues typical of its circulation. Signed by all five signatories including: Thomas Stone, Benjamin Andrew, Samuel Saltus, William Ewen and William O'Bryen, all written in brown. The "Liberty Cap with Cornucopia" Blue-Green Seal is particularly sharp and clear having strong color and definition. The Newman reference displays a $17 note for this issue which is not far off in its grade as compared to this current note. These odd and unusual higher denomination notes are also considered quite valuable due to their rarity.