||Continental Currency January 14, 1779 $55 Fr. CC-98. PCGS Choice About New 55PPQ. The January 14, 1779 resolution saw an expansion of denominations including several odd ones, which are scarcer. This $55, with a Tho. Edison signature, is crisp and vibrant. The bold red border and emblem color are excellent. The motif on this denomination is the sun coming out after a storm; the motto is POST NUBILA PHOEBUS (After dark clouds comes the sun). The back is perfectly centered. This is a very scarce note in this grade. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society
From Newman VII (Heritage Auctions, 10/2015, lot 19077), realized $587.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.