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A 1776 Piece Of Georgia Colonial Currency
(GEORGIA COLONIAL CURRENCY). A printed two dollar note (GA-72a) issued in 1776. It is signed by five officials, Benjamin Andrew, Samuel Saltus, William Evans, William Ewen (the first President of the Georgia Council of Safety and, by some accounts, the state’s first chief executive) and William O’Bryen. This note was printed at the confiscated establishment of Loyalist printer James Johnston in Savannah. It is red and black, with a blue seal depicting two floating jugs, bearing the Latin motto “Si Collidimus Frangimur” (“if we collide we will break”). There is a slight professional repair at the edge but it is in near fine condition. The “floating jugs” and other notes of the 1776 and 1777 issues are scarce, Georgia being the most remote and least populated of the colonies. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [United States]
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