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Lot Number: 178
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May 7, 1781Virginia Fifteen Hundred Dollars PMG AU-55

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Treasury of Virginia. May 7, 1781. Fifteen Hundred Dollars. (450 Pounds). PMG graded About Uncirculated-55.

Fr. VA-224. The second highest denomination on this Revolutionary War date issue, the highest amount being $2,000. Printed in Richmond, VA. by John Dunlap (of Philadelphia). Typeset black text and displaying interesting decorative outer border designs. Bold brown signatures of John Lyne, A. Craig and Bolling Stark, and vivid serial number remain sharp. PMG holder notes, small tears, and annotation. (The “annotation” is an old-time dealer faint pencil cost code written on its blank reverse.) A very scarce large $1,500 denomination that perfectly exhibits the rampant inflation of paper currency issues by during the Revolutionary War. This note with three of jumbo margins, the left slightly trimmed in as shown. A great note in high PMG AU-55 grade with its corresponding eye appeal. By an Act of November 1781, legal tender status for All Virginia Currency issues was terminated, with All bills to be worthless by October 1, 1782. Spend this $1,500 note wisely, in good health... and quickly!
Lot Number: 178
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