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New York, State of

New York, State of
Item# 1496
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New York, State of
Great New York State piece issued in an effort to secure funds to improve the state's canal infrastructure. Vignette features the picturesque New York State seal.

The Great Seal of New York was first established in 1777 to act as the official seal of the state. In 1778 a second form was completed that included a a full coat of arms. In 1882 a final law was adopted describing the seal as designed in 1778.

The Coat of Arms is crested by an American eagle, wings outstretched. The eagle stands upon a globe, showing the North Atlantic Ocean. The female figures of Liberty and Justice stand upon a scroll that proclaims "Excelsior", or "Ever Upward". Liberty and Justice frame a scene of two ships on the Hudson River, with the sun gloriously rising above the Hudson Highlands.


Certificate: Loan for Highway Improvement, issued in the 1920s

Printer: Quayle & Son, New York

Dimensions: 9 1/4 (h) x 14 3/4 (w)

State: NY-New York

Subject Matter: Government Bonds

Vignette Topic(s): New York State Seal | Allegorical Featured | Allegorical Liberty | Allegorical Justice

Condition: Vertical fold lines, punch hole cancels in signature areas, stamp cancels in body.




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