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!
Good paper body with dark signatures, there is an upper margin tear and clipped corner. Reverse endorsements.
Vignette of Cross Cannons, fairly dark signatures, small internal split repair.
Sailing Ship vignette with nice dark signatures.
Vignette of Sword in Hand, good paper body and color, small right side margin repair. Multiple reverse endorsements.
Vignette of Bird and Branch, fairly dark signatures with reverse endorsements. Small margin splits.
Vignette of House. Original pen signatures with nice dark ink.
Vignette of House. Original dark ink pen signatures.
Vignette of Swan, fairly dark signatures, partial center fold margin split.
January 9, 1781., Very rare.
State issued. Dark bold signatures.
Vignette of Bird with Olive Branch. A great example with multiple reverse endorsements.
Great dark ink signatures and a wonderful high quality early note that is just a breath away from being fully Gem.
A wonderful high quality early note with great dark signatures.
A very scarce note with hand written date 15 December 1757, not hyphenated variety with counter signed contemporary backing with endorsements.
Vignette of "Sword in Hand", reverse endorsements.
Very scarce Georgia Dollar Denomination issue with the orange rattle snake seal. Great obverse color and an excellent example for the advanced collector.