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!
Vignette of Cross Cannons, fairly dark signatures, small internal split repair.
Sailing Ship vignette with nice dark signatures.
Vignette of House. Original dark ink pen signatures.
VA-173. A scarce Virginia guaranteed note that is fully signed and issued. The color is strong, the paper has a fresh appearance, and signatures are bold. Very desirable and pleasing.
VA-215. A beautiful note for the grade with vivid ink, bright paper, and sharp signatures.
CC-100. Pleasing paper exhibits strong ink and signatures. The eleventh and final issue in Continental notes and the only $65 denomination printed.
CC-94. A note with pleasing paper and solid inking. The motto, "HINC OPES" (Hence our wealth) displays above a bi-color plow and field.
January 9, 1781. Very rare. Fr NJ-195.
VA-192. An attractive note with strong ink, fresh paper, and sharp signatures. Excellent eye appeal.
VA-194. An attractive 'Printed Back' note with equivalent dollars and pounds at opposite ends. This example exhibits good color, a very fresh appearance for the grade, and strong signatures.
A nice crisp 3 note uncut sheet of North Carolina Colonial Currency. It is well centered with nice dark signatures and printing. This sheet includes the Two Shillings & Six Pence, One Pound and Ten Shilling issues of December 1771. There is a small pin hole on the upper margin of the top note that should be there as these sheets were affixed together by string in 50 sheet books.
NJ-153. An attractive note with a fresh appearance and bold signatures.
NJ-155. A very attractive note with a super fresh appearance and sharp signatures.
NJ-154. An attractive note with a fresh appearance and sharp signatures.
Scarce Maryland $8 issue.
Scarce Maryland $8 issue.
Very scarce Georgia Dollar Denomination issue with the orange rattle snake seal. Great obverse color and an excellent example for the advanced collector.
A fantastic example of this rarity. Undamaged and unmolested this is the finest example of this rarity we have ever offered. The fact that this one is PPQ is yet another plus for it. A wonderful opportunity to acquire a Very Rare note.
PA-140. Notes from this issue are known as "Bettering House Money" because they were to be used in relief for the poor. A problem-free mid-grade example with a print run of 20,000 notes and strong eye appeal.