Continental Congress “Thirteen Links” Georgia Eight Dollars Note “for Support of the Continental Troops”
Georgia. June 8, 1777. Eight Dollars. Continental Congress “Thirteen Links with ‘C Congress’” text vignette. Extremely Rare Black "in" type. Issue “for Support of the Continental Troops.” PMG graded Choice Fine-15.
Fr. GA-110b. This highly important and historic Revolutionary War “Thirteen Links with ‘C Congress’” text vignetted note also is of the exceedingly rare Black "in" type. Its holder states previously mounted which has minor traces on the blank reverse side. A small top edge irregularity is simply a folded over piece of the note’s paper which remains intact. Low serial number 39 with all five signatories in brown ink being fully readable. The Black "in" is bold and sharp, the Continental Congress “Thirteen Links with ‘C Congress’” text vignette is full and clear yet inked a bit light. All other red and black printed text is strong, complete and nice for display. This $8 denomination is the highest of the series and one long time active Colonial Currency collector noted that it took over 30 years to locate an example of this Black “in” type! Also attesting to its extreme rarity is the valuation listed in “The Early Paper Money of America” by Eric Newman. Listed on page 149 of the Fifth Edition (2008), this $8 Black “in” type is valued at double to triple all other dollar denominations, including the other rare Black “in” types! This note has strong eye appeal of Very Fine being “PQ” for its current grade. It will be an important, highly treasured addition to some collector’s Georgia paper money collection.