1777 Georgia $7 Fabulous Blue Ink "HAND" Vignette Seal
Georgia. 1777 Act. Seven Dollars. "Hand" Vignetted Seal. PCGS graded Extremely Fine-45.
Fr. GA-88. A classic 1777 Revolutionary War Georgia bold color Seal type. In the John J. Ford, Jr. / Ex-Boyd Auction Sale there were two such "Hand" Seal notes offered, which realized $9,200.00 and $6,325.00 respectively. This is the One of only Two "Hand" Seal examples we have catalogued and it is a beauty! The laid period paper quality is crisp with just some light folds from circulation. It has excellent printed border ornaments that are fully on the paper, but for a few at the slightly trimmed lower right corner, its holder comment, missing LR corner. The "HAND" Seal is superb blue, well detailed, with great line flow within the Hand itself. The motto, "ULTIMA RADIO" is clear (note: this is an Error Printed Note, as the second word should be "RATIO". This current example is printed such that the D appears like an L. The reverse is very clean, signatures include; Samuel Saltus, Benjamin Andrew, Thomas Stone, Nehemiah Wade and William O'Bryen. Notes on this 1777 Georgia series are wonderful and classic, yet the "HAND" is truly a special beauty in many respects. This vividly printed red and black with a vivid Seal making it a highlight for any Georgia Currency collection.