Faced with a coinage shortage, the British Colonies in North America began issuing their own paper currency in the early 1700's. These notes were denominated first in British pounds and shillings, and later in U.S. dollars. Some early issues were printed by Benjamin Franklin; some others were signed by officials who later signed the Declaration of Independence.
After independence was declared in 1776, the United Colonies, and later the United States, issued paper currency under the authority of the Continental Congress. These fascinating pieces of our colonial heritage are wonderful additions to any collection and are truly historical!
MD-69. Well inked with pleasing paper and strong signatures.
CC-99. Solid for the grade with strong signatures and a pleasing appearance.
CC-93. A stunning issue with vivid red and black inks, bold signatures, and fresh premium paper. Super tough at this grade level and great eye appeal!
GA-87. An excellent high grade note for the type that exhibits pleasing red and black inks and a blue cannon vignette in the lower right. The paper is bright and original and the signatures are bold. Very desirable.
PA-271. A pleasing note that exhibits strong ink, solid paper, and 3 nice signatures.