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Colonial America
 Colonial Currency




3422 - COLONY OF DELAWARE
, 20 Shillings, dated 1776, coat of arms, "To Counterfeit is Death," wide borders, some usual age tone, EF - AU, crisp paper. Scarce in high grade...........................................................
$295.00




3423 - COLONY OF DELAWARE
, 20 Shillings, dated 1776, coat of arms, "To Counterfeit is Death," some usual age tone, EF - AU, crisp paper. Scarce in high grade..............................................
$295.00


3424 - COLONY OF PENNSYLVANIA
, March 25th, 1776, One Shilling, red & black typeset, coat of arms, very good..............................................
$115.00

3427 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $6.00, FEBRUARY 26TH, 1777, Emblem of a Beaver cutting down a tree, Latin motto "by perseverance," nature print on verso is a buttercup, extremely fine, an exceptionally nice note and one of the most popular of the emblems...............................$325.00


3428 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $35.00, JANUARY 14TH, 1779
, red overprint, emblem of a plow in a field, "hence our wealth," nature print on verso two willows, very fine....................................................
$225.00


3429 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $45.00, JANUARY 14TH, 1779
, emblem of a Beehive protected by a shed, "Let the Nation Flourish," red overprint, nature print on verso is ground ivy, F - VF...........................
$165.00


3430 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $65.00, JANUARY 14TH, 1779
, emblem of a hand holding a balance scale, "Let Justice be done," red overprint, nature print on verso, is Parsley leaves. Very fine.......................................................
$225.00


11045 - REVOLUTIONARY WAR, CONTINENTAL CURRENCY PRINTED AT BALTIMORE, February 26th, 1777, $6.00, EMBLEM OF A BEAVER CHEWING AT A TRUNK OF A TREE, motto, PERSERVERANDO. An emission of $5,000,000 payable in Spanish milled dollars, or the equivalent in gold or silver, was authorized by the Continental Congress then meeting in Baltimore because Philadelphia was occupied by British troops. The location of the printers, Hall and Sellers, which had been mentioned on previous issues, was left off of this and all subsequent Continental Congress issues. This was the last issue to use the phrase "The United Colonies." The paper, made at Ivy Mills in Chester County, Pennsylvania, contained blue fibers and mica flakes. The emblem designed by Benjamin Franklin signified the preserving of the Colonies with determination. The reverse nature print is the buttercup. Nice very fine with no stains, a scarce issue so nice...............................................SOLD



10060 - NEW HAMPSHIRE, $7.00, 1780
, April 29th, 1780. One of the scarcest notes of the 13th Colonies, punch cancelled as all these issues are, good signatures, about EF, some mounting traits on verso..........................................................
SOLD



71612 - COLONY OF PENNSYLVANIA
, 2 Shillings, October 1773, red overprint to right, "To Counterfeit is Death", fine..............................
$99.00




71613 - COLONY OF PENNSYLVANIA
, 1 Shilling, October 29th, 1775, "To Counterfeit is Death", fine, very good.......................................................
SOLD




52801 - COLONY OF PENNSYLVANIA
, 10 Shilling note, October 1st, 1773, three very strong signatures in dark black ink, red overprint, very fine, bold face....................................
$175.00


52802 - COLONY OF PENNSYLVANIA
, 18 Pence, October 1st, 1773, red overprint, Very fine+ very bold signatures including Benjamin Marshall and Reynold Keen. A very attractive note...............................................
$169.00


52803 - COLONY OF PENNSYLVANIA
, 4 Pence, April 10th, 1777, on the verso is printed "To Counterfeit is death", abt Very fine............................................
$95.00



52804 - COLONY OF MARYLAND
, Two Dollars, Annapolis, April 1774, coat of arms of the colony, Very good - Fine................................
SOLD


52805 - COLONY OF NORTH CAROLINA
, 2 Shillings 6 Pence, December 1771, emblem of a duck at bottom. Very fine.........................................
SOLD


52806 - COLONY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
, $6.00, December 3rd, 1776, emblem of a camel, "Death to Counterfeit" on verso, very fine for type, scarce Southern colony #6007.................................................
$425.00


52807 - COLONY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
, $6.00, December 3rd, 1776, emblem of a camel, "Death to Counterfeit" on verso, very fine for type, scarce Southern colony #304.......................................................
$395.00



52813 - COLONY OF VIRGINIA
, $1/3, October 20th, 1777, Virginia Amazon vignette, "Death to Counterfeit", fine, scarce.........................................
$195.00


61900 - COLONY OF VIRGINIA
, $8 Spanish Milled Dollars, May 5th, 1777, Virginia Amazon vignette, good for coin of gold and silver, strong signatures, very fine...............................
$245.00

52814 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $7, May 9th, 1776, the emblem on the front shows a storm at sea with the motto: "Serenabit" (It will clear up). The borders contain the text "The United States" and "Continental Currency", along with the denomination (once in each border). The nature print on the back displays both a grape leaf and a sage leaf. The text includes "Seven Dollars", the printer's designation, and "1776". Very fine....................SOLD

52807 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $5.00, January 14th, 1779, emblem of hand reaching through thorns bleeding. The motto is, Sustine Vel Abstine, which may be rendered, bear with me, or let me alone; or thus, either support or leave me. The bush is supposed to mean America, the bleeding hand Britain. Would to God that bleeding were stopped, the wounds of that hand healed, and its future operations directed by wisdom and equity; so shall the hawthorn flourish, and form a hedge around it, annoying with her thorns only its invading enemies. The emblem on the front shows a thirteen-stepped pyramid, with the motto: "Perennis" (Everlasting). The nature print on the back depicts three arrows. Paper contains blue threads and mica flakes. Both Jedediah and Joseph Snowden signed this issue. Near un-circulated, crisp paper, red overprint..........................................$325.00

52808 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $50.00, January 14th, 1779, the emblem on the front shows a thirteen-stepped pyramid, with the motto: "Perennis" (Everlasting), 13 steps for the 13 colonies showing their strength and unity together, Reverse parsley leaves, Crisp Uncirculated, red overprint.................................................$395.00

52809 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $60, September 26th, 1778, the emblem on the front shows a celestial orb with the motto from Psalm 97: "Deus regnat exultet terra" (God resigns, let the earth rejoice). The nature print on the back is of a bow. Paper contains blue threads and mica flakes. Extremely fine, bold signatures.....................................................$325.00

52810 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $60, September 26th, 1778, COUNTERFEIT, the emblem on the front shows a celestial orb with the motto from Psalm 97: "Deus regnat exultet terra" (God reigns, let the earth rejoice). The nature print on the back is of a bow. Paper contains blue threads and mica flakes. An X in pen was used to cancel this detected counterfeit note. Newman calls this a deceptive counterfeit with no easily detectable mistakes. This issue differs from the legal issue as follows: In the second line of text the letter i in the word "mill-" found in the line below. In official bills the letter i in "receive" is directly over the letter i in "mill-" while the dot of the i in "receive is actually to the right of the i in "mill-". In the third line of the text in the counterfeit in the word "Sixty" the letter t is set on line with the letters I and x while in official notes the letter t is set higher than the other letters. Also in the next to the last line of text the long s (that is the first s) in the word Congress has a very short top curve so that the end of the letter points upwards while on official notes the curve on that s is more pronounced and the end of the letter points downwards. This issue was produced by the British to undermine the value of the US currency in circulation. EF - AU. Quite desirable........................................................SOLD


51300 - INCLUDES A NOTE FROM EACH OF THE ORIGINAL 13 COLONIES, the set includes the following: MARYLAND, $2, 1774, Very fine +, CONNECTICUT, 10 shillings, 1780, EF, sharp signatures, NEW JERSEY, 1776, 1 shilling six pence, red seal, Very fine +, PENNSYLVANIA, 1 shilling, 1776, EF, choice, NORTH CAROLINA, 10 shillings, 1771, Very fine, SOUTH CAROLINA, $4, 1776, sharp very fine, NEW HAMPSHIRE, O cancelled as usual, 1780, $2, about New, GEORGIA, 1776 1/4 of a Spanish Milled Dollar, very fine, VIRGINIA, 1780, $50, EF, RHODA ISLAND, $8, 1780, near un-circulated, NEW YORK, 1776, 3 Spanish milled dollars, DELAWARE, 1777 20 shillings, choice very fine, MASSACHUSETTS, $20, 1780, signed by Loammi Baldwin, Rev. War Colonel, surcharged in red as usual O cancelled, very fine [In 1774 Baldwin enlisted in a regiment, and commanded the Woburn militia at the Battle of Lexington and Concord as a major. He is recorded as having described the events of April 19th, 1775 as follows "We mustered as fast as possible. The Town turned out extraordinary, and proceeded toward Lexington." As a major at the time he continues "I rode along a little before the main body, and when I was nigh Jacob Reed's (at present Durenville) I heard a great firing; proceeded on, soon heard that the Regulars had fired upon Lexington people and killed a large number of them. We proceeded on as fast as possible and came to Lexington and saw about eight or ten dead and numbers wounded." He then, with the rest from Woburn, proceeded to Concord by way of Lincoln meeting house, ascended a hill there, and rested and refreshed themselves a little. Then follows a particular account of the action and of his own experience. He had "several good shots," and proceeded on till coming between the meeting - house and Buckman's tavern at Lexington, with a prisoner before him, the cannon of the British began to play, the balls flying near him, and for safety he retreated back behind the meeting-house, when a ball came through near his head, and he further retreated to a meadow north of the house and lay there and heard the balls in the air and saw them strike the ground. Woburn sent to the field on that day, one hundred and eighty men. At the beginning of the war he enlisted in the 26th Continental Regiment commanded by Colonel Samuel Gerrish. Here he rapidly advanced to be lieutenant-colonel, and upon Colonel Gerrish's retirement in August 1775, he was placed in command of the regiment, and was soon commissioned colonel. Until the end of 1775, Baldwin and his men remained near Boston, but in April 1776, he was ordered with his command to New York City. He took part in the Battle of Pell's Point on October 18th, 1776. On the night of December 25, 1776, in the face of a violent and extremely cold storm of snow and hail, General Washington and his army crossed the Delaware to the New Jersey side, and fought the Battle of Trenton. Baldwin and his regiment participated in both the crossing and the fight, in 1777.] A nice addition to the collection of 13 Colonial Colonies. This set is nicer than the one we recently sold on the site at $3,995. This choice set................$3,500.00

 


32200 - COLONY OF MASSACHUSETTS, ENGRAVED BY PAUL REVERE, engraved bill for 1779 for Massachusetts State; known as the "Rising Sun" bill emission. On a ribbon scroll at the to is the text "Massachusetts State" beneath is the Number and below that in italics is the value of "5 Shillings 6 Pence." There are two vertical borders of arches to the left and right and central is the text "Shall be paid to the Bearer of this Bill by the 1 day of December 1782 agreeable to an Act of the Gene Court of said State." Beneath is the signature of Jonathan Brown. As well as the value listed again. To the right of the text, border with a line is an image of a sun with sunbursts rising over hills as well as the text "Rising." On the reverse is a pine tree. There is also a double border, one line, the other type ornamental cuts. The value is listed above the image of the tree as "FIVE SHILLINGS AND SIX PENCE." With a line and the place "BOSTON," and year "1779". Beneath, Revere engraved the obverse of the note first. A solid fine, decent borders, strong imprint and signature. RARE..........................$795.00



32201 - COLONY OF DELAWARE, 1777, 20 SHILLINGS
, Seal to upper center, "To Counterfeit is death," printed by James Adams, well struck example with good signatures, Lockwood and Clarke signers. Very fine or better. Scarce...........................................
$195.00


56 - A BEAUTIFUL FRAMED PRESENTATION OF A NOTE FROM EACH OF THE 13 COLONIES, A beautiful presentation custom matted of an example of currency from each of the original 13 Colonies. 21.5" X 25.5" overall, each note is housed in a Mylar holder under the mat for permanent preservation. The mat is archival and the cover glass is UV to protect from light damage. This presentation includes the following notes:  Delaware - 1756 PRINTED BY BEN FRANKLIN in large type, Connecticut - 4 shillings dated 1775, Pennsylvania - 20 shillings dated 1775, New Hampshire - 8 dollars dated 1780, Massachusetts - 3 dollars dated 1780, Rhode Island - 5 dollars dated 1780, New York - 1/8 of a dollar dated 1776, New Jersey - 18 pence dated 1776, North Carolina - 30 shillings dated 1771, South Carolina - one Spanish Milled dollar dated 1776, Maryland - six dollars dated 1774, Georgia - 1/4 of a Spanish Milled Dollar dated 1776, and Virginia - 100 dollars dated 1781. A nice combination of dates, several 1775's and 1776's. Also several 1780's and one 1781 (Battle of Yorktown). All notes grade an average of fine to very fine with the Delaware being a nice very good and South Carolina near uncirculated. The New Hampshire is a usual hole cancelled, but the Massachusetts and Connecticut are most often seen hole cancelled are not cancelled.  A very lovely matched set that displays beautifully with the centerpiece, a colored print of the signing of the Constitution. An excellent buy, if priced separately.........................................................SOLD

71803 - GEORGIA, 1776, 4 Spanish Milled Dollars. Blue emblem of the "Liberty cap", Motto in Latin "Freedom is more precious than gold", full and bold seal, choice very fine + with good signatures. Ex Heritage auction..............$2,150.00

71804 - GEORGIA, September 10th, 1777, Seven Dollars. Blue seal of Liberty cap and cornucopia, Latin motto, "Freedom is more precious than gold", note shows little actual wear, EF +, some slight ink burn at one signature. Printed for the support of the Continental troops..............................................$1,295.00

211 - GEORGIA, $20.00, May 4th, 1778, Rattlesnake emblem, note is very fine, nice blue seal, signatures weak, but evident..........................$1,200.00



71413 - COLONY OF NEW JERSEY
, March 25th, 1776, 18 Pence. Handsome red overprint, reverse leaf "To counterfeit is death". Very fine...............
SOLD

71414 - COLONY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, December 23rd, 1776, $4.00. Emblem of a ship at sea "Action". Fine................................SOLD


8283 - STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, 1780
, $2.00 Colonial Currency. "State of Massachusetts Bay", red overprint, nice very fine and is un-cancelled which is scarce as many are hole cancelled......................................
$125.00 SOLD

71415 - COLONY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, February 8th, 1779, $90.00. Warrior with spear and shield, handsome reverse. Very fine, scarce.....................$525.00 SOLD

 

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