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 Sword in Hand, good paper body and color, small right side margin repair. Multiple reverse endorsements.
Vignette of House. Original pen signatures with nice dark ink.
Vignette of House. Original dark ink pen signatures.
Vignette of House, nice dark original signatures.
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.
CC-94. Excellent centering and nearly uncirculated. The motto, "HINC OPES" (Hence our wealth) displays above a bicolor plow and field.
January 9, 1781., Very rare. Fr NJ-195.
MA-260. A desirable 'Codfish' note, named for the codfish on the front. While the pine tree reverse was engraved by Thomas Fleet, the front was engraved by Paul Revere. A high quality example with original paper, strong ink, and a bold signature. Well centered and great eye appeal!
MA-257. A popular 'Codfish' note, named for the codfish on the front. While the pine tree reverse was engraved by Thomas Fleet, the front was engraved by Paul Revere. This example exhibits excellent paper, strong ink, and a sharp signature. The eye appeal is outstanding.
Vignette of Bird with Olive Branch. A great example with multiple reverse endorsements.
Uncut sheet of 3 notes - 2 Shillings/6 Pence, One Pound, and 10 Shillings. A beautiful original sheet from a better colony!
Scarce Maryland $8 issue.
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.
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.
CC-21. Fugio sundial with 'Mind Your Business' motto. Attractive bright paper and very light use.