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1776 Georgia Five Shillings With "Crown" Vignette
Georgia. 1776 Sterling Denominations. Five Shillings. "Crown" vignette. Border Type "T." PCGS graded Very Fine-35.
Fr. GA-66a. This impressive, premium quality looking Georgia note has four even margins and is quite boldly printed in black on clean off white paper. Holder states appearent restorations for a sealed split centerfold. It has excellent eye appeal. There are four brown signatures and serial number present. The Royal British "Crown" vignette is very sharp in detail. One of the nicer examples of this scarce type we have offered.
Colonial and Continental Congress issued currency is one of the greatest fields of collecting within American numismatics. Colonial American paper money was the very first used in the entire Western World. First issued in 1690 Massachusetts, the use of paper money quickly spread to all thirteen British colonies.

American history was immensely influenced by the use of this "fiat" paper money as it allowed for an expanded economy and trade between the colonies. The history of paper money is repeated, even today. The very first issued of Massachusetts currency of 1690 had some notes deceptively altered to show higher values, inflation and the rampant printing of both the Colonial and Continental Congress issues led to the Government "bailout" of State debt, huge inflation and the mistrust of paper money as being ultimately "Not Worth A Continental." Collect this field and learn how history repeats!

For additional historic, rarity and value information, I highly recommend acquiring an additional reference book which is considered to be the "Bible" on this field of collecting, "The Early Paper Money of America" by Eric Newman.
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