Virginia notes Before and after the American Revolution
Before the American revolution Virginia colonial notes had the colonial arms of the colony of Virginia prominently displayed:
"En Dat Virginia Quartam" translates as " Behold! Virginia Contributes a Quarter" meaning Virginia was one-quarter of the British dominions - the others being England/Scotland (combined in 1707 as Great Britain) , France, and - Ireland.
Notes with this slogan were authorized up to May 1776.
In May 1776 a new coat of arms was depicted on Virginia notes:
Theses notes featured a prominently female goddess of virtue. She is resting on a spear standing on the King with her long spear pointed down indicating her victory. In her other hand she has a parazonium - a dagger that indicates her importance. The King's crown is on the ground and a broken chain is in his left hand showing that Virginia is free of the King's rule. A useless whip is in his right hand - Virginia can no longer be tormented by Intolerable acts.
The motto is no longer "En Dat Virginia Quartum," but is now SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS -"ever thus (defeat) to tyrants."