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Colonial America
 Colonial Currency


8341 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $2.00, November 29th, 1775, emblem of a hand, flail and grain, Motto: "Tribulatio ditat" [suffering is enriching], VF/F, sharp obverse, bold signatures....................................................$250.00



4230 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
, $5.00, November 29th, 1775, emblem of a hand gathering food bleeding after being pricked by thorns, SUSTINE VEL ABSTINE, "Survive or abstain", nature print on verso leaves of betony and sage, un-circulated...............
$395.00


4231 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
, $6.00, November 29th, 1775, emblem, Beaver gnawing a tree, motto: "Perserverando" [by perseverance], bold signatures, crisp uncirculated.......................
$375.00

8343 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, 8 dollars, May 9th, 1776, emblem of a harp with 13 strings, Motto: "Majora minorbus consonant," [The major sounds in harmony with the minor], nice bright very fine, strong signatures, #96143, a very popular note signifying the 13 colonies in harmony with one another both big and small..........................................$275.00

8346 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $8.00, November 2nd, 1776, emblem of a harp with 13 strings, Motto: "Majora minorbus consonant," [The major sounds in harmony with the minor[, nice bright VF+, strong signatures, a very popular note signifying the 13 colonies in harmony with one another both big and small...............................$350.00

8348 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $6.00, February 26th, 1777, emblem, Beaver gnawing a tree, Motto: "Perserverando" [by perseverance] issued in BALTIMORE after Congress fled Philadelphia, very scarce, EF/VF, strong signatures, really nice obverse.................................................$295.00

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


4232 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
, $30.00, February 26th, 1777, issued at Baltimore, MD. Emblem of a wreath on a tomb, Latin motto, SI RECTE FACIES, "If you act righteously, two emblem on verso, sun shining on a sailing ship, very fine+, scarcer issue issued at Baltimore............................................
$350.00


8350 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
, $4.00, April 11th, 1778, Vignette of boar and spear, Motto: Aut mors aut vita decora," [Either death or life with honor]. Issued in YORK, PA after Congress fled Philadelphia, frame changed to "United States." Fine, extremely rare issue and quite moderately priced as these go out of sight at auctions..........................SOLD


8352 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
,  $5.00, September 26th, 1778, emblem hand and seedling, Motto, "Sustine vel abstine," [Sustine or abstine], nice fine..............................................
$145.00

8353 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $5.00, September 26th, 1778, emblem hand and seedling, Motto, "Sustine vel abstine," [Sustine or abstine], printed on blue paper used as a counterfeit detector to compare with suspected bills, VF+/Fine, apparently had seen some circulation although unsigned as all detectors are, huge bottom from the bottom of a sheet.......................................................$135.00


4231 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
, $8.00, emblem of a harp with 13 strings, September 26th, 1778, MAJORI MINORIBOS CONSORANI, the larger colonies in harmony with the smaller colonies, nature print on verso of feverfew leaves, about un-circulated................................
$375.00



8354 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
, $20.00, September 26th, 1778, emblem of sea and wind, Motto: "Vi Concitatae" [Driven by violence], very fine....................................
$250.00


4233 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
, $40.00, September 26th, 1778, emblem of Rays from an all Seeing Eye shining down on 13 stars of the confederation carrot leaves on verso, about un-circulated, sharp, scarcer and popular issue...............................................
$375.00


61508 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, New Item $50.00, September 26th, 1778. Stepped pyramid of 13 levels appears on the $50 continental note, along with the motto "Perennis," meaning "evelasting," printed by Hall and Selleers, nice signatures, very fine/fine.......................$145.00

8356 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $50.00, September 26th, 1778, emblem of a pyramid, Motto: "Perennius" [Everlasting]. British sponsored counterfeit printed on soft paper, diamond shaped cut out cancellation, top edge rough due to the soft paper but overall the note is very fine...........................................................$75.00

8358 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $50.00, September 26th, 1778, emblem of a pyramid, Motto: "Perennius" [Everlasting]. Counterfeit detector printed on blue paper, very good, tip rounded, scarce detector, incorrectly signed and saw circulation, then X ed out, unusual..................................................$75.00

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

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

61509 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, New Item $20.00, January 14th, 1779. Red overprint, the emblem on the front shows a strong wind creating waves, with the motto: "Vi concitatae" (It assaults with a violent force). Paper contains blue fibers and mica flakes and is watermarked "UNITED / STATES" on two lines and oriented to be read from the front. The nature print on the back is of grape leaves. Very fine............$145.00


8359 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
, $35.00, January 14th, 1779, emblem of a plow and grain, Motto: "Hinc Opes," [hence our wealth], new frames printed in red and black, EF.......................
$295.00


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


8361 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
, $55.00, January 14th, 1779, #103146, printed in red and black, emblem of clearing skies, Motto: "Post nubile Phoebus," [after the clouds com sunshine], nice EF with nice color..................................................
$285.00


8362 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY
, $55.00, January 14th, 1779, #99523, printed in red and black, emblem of clearing skies, Motto: "Post nubile Phoebus," [after the clouds com sunshine], EF with nice color...............................................
$265.00

8363 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY, $60.00, January 14th, 1779, emblem of a globe of the world, Motto: "Deus Regnat Exultet Terra," [The Lord reigns, let the world rejoice], EF, strong signatures.............................................$295.00


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

8364 - CONTINENTAL CURRENCY,  $70.00, January 14th, 1779, emblem of a tree in the wind, red and black print, Motto: "Vim procellararum quadrennium sustinuit," [For four years it has sustained the force of the storms], fine, two tips slightly rounded......$175.00

PHOTOS OF CONTINENTAL CURRENCY UPON REGUEST



8314 - COLONY OF CONNECTICUT
, 2 Pence, October 11th, 1777, blue paper, very fine CC........................................................
$100.00



8327 - COLONY OF DELAWARE
, 18 Pence, January 1st, 1776, popular 1776 date, fine............................................
$100.00


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


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

61503 - COLONY OF GEORGIA, New Item Georgia Currency, 1776. One half of a Spanish Milled Dollar, three nice ink signatures, one of the scarcer Colonial notes, nice borders, a solid fine, and a nice addition to a 13 colony set one can put together at a moderate price........................................$495.00

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



8309 - COLONY OF MARYLAND
, $8.00, December 7th, 1775, fine to very fine, nice bold signatures...............................................
$100.00


61505 - MASSACHUSETTS
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New Item $5.00,  May 5, 1780, extremely fine - about new. Hole cancel. Balanced margins and good printing quality are seen on this later - issue Massachusetts colonial. A nice note that borders on the AU grade, minor fissure restored...........................................$95.00


8318 - COLONY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
, One Pound, [20 Shillings], August 7th, 1740 issued at Portsmouth, NH, April 1st, 1737. Early 19th Century reprint by Cohen with the original copperplates. Not known in an issued note as the plate note in Newman is a Cohen reprint. Light stain at bottom, slight edge repair...........................................................
SOLD

8319 - COLONY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, New Item 30 Shillings, November 3rd, 1775, one of the scarcer of the New Hampshire issues. The note is intact with bold details with traces of where old scotch tape had been removed leaving a stain on the reverse. An excellent buy for the collector who does not want a hole cancelled issue.  This is the rarer 1775 issue.....................................................$695.00


8320 - COLONY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
, $4.00, April 29th, 1780, printed by Hall & Sellers, hole cancelled as usually found. EF, a most economical New Hampshire issue.......................................................
$475.00

61604 - COLONY OF NEW JERSEY, New Item 18 pence, March 25th, 1776, bright red seal, a bright note with bold signatures, crisp paper, near uncirculated, trivial light stain at bottom left.......................................................$165.00


8321 - COLONY OF NEW YORK
, Half dollar, September 2nd, 1775, printed by John Holt, seal of New York, repair at top and bottom, overall good, a scarce note..................................................
$79.00

61506 - NORTH CAROLINA, New Item 30 shilling, December, 1771 30s very fine. A bright and boldly signed example of this better 30 shilling note which has some edge splits and an uneven right border........................$115.00


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



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



61507 - PENNSYLVANIA
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New Item 4 Pence, April 10th, 1777, a nice bright note, on verso "To Counterfeit is death," good signature................................................$89.00



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


4011 - COLONY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
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$90.00 note, February 8th, 1779, #3629. Vignette of a warrior, reverse Heracles strangling a lion, motto "Run together on the field together with arms," about very fine, three strong signatures. Sharp reverse. A popular series of SC notes with the beautiful engravings on the verso.......................................$595.00

8333 - COLONY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 10 Pounds, June 1st, 1775, large note on thin paper, sword in hand vignette, some pinholes minor repairs on verso as usual on these large notes. Overall fine for type 4.5" X 6" note, issued in Charles Town [Charleston]..................................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

8334 - COLONY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
, 10 Shillings, April 10th, 1778, emblem of a Palmetto palm to right, some edge chips, mounted contemporarily on a piece of old Colonial newspaper, interesting note that saw quite a bit of Colonial usage...................................
$95.00

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


8331 - COLONY OF VIRGINIA
, 200 Dollars, October 16th, 1780, thin paper issue, some old backing in the two areas, very good, a tough note to find in better condition due to the very thin paper used...................................
$89.00


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

 



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