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North Carolina State Issue, 1863
NC 75¢ Note
Printed date "Jan. 1st, 1863."
Hornets' nests have been used as symbols of defiance on North Carolina currency. Yet, bees and hornets have also been used to symbolize hard work, as well as a united, single-minded social order. Depicted on this note is a female figure who represents commerce. She stands alongside a busy hive surrounded by the rewards of commercial enterprise.

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