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Price: $1,195.00   
Grade: 58 PPQ
Quantity: 1
Last Update: 8/5/2015
Dealer:  (Terms) Trusted Traditions, Inc.
1880 $1 Legal Tender Serial# Z4973705 with the signatures of Scofield/Gilfillan. Fr # 28. Graded 58 PPQ (Premium Paper Quality) by PCGS.This is a particularly nice example, the details of the big brown seal are bold and perfectly executed. On the back, its embossing is plain as day and blends nicely into the original paper waves. A portrait of George Washington, the first president of the United States from 1789-1797, enhances the obverse of this note. At the left top corner of the note is a picture of Christopher Columbus in sight of land. His voyages to the Americas began a European effort at exploration and colonization of the continent. While history places great significance on his first voyage of 1492, he did not actually reach the mainland until his third voyage in 1498. Likewise, he was not the earliest European explorer to reach the Americas, as there are accounts of European transatlantic contact prior to 1492. However, Columbus' voyage came at a critical time of growing national imperialism and economic competition between developing nation states seeking wealth from the establishment of trade routes and colonies. Therefore, the period before 1492 is known as Pre-Columbian, and the anniversary of this event (Columbus Day) is celebrated throughout the Americas and in Spain and Italy. This vignette was designed by Joseph P. Ourdan. Enjoy! 72814xiygmanlc.

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