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 Swan, fairly dark signatures, partial center fold margin split.
January 9, 1781., Very rare. Fr NJ-195.
Vignette of Bird with Olive Branch. A great example with multiple reverse endorsements.
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.
CC-21. Fugio sundial with 'Mind Your Business' motto. Bright paper and strong ink. Very pleasing.
Scarce and final series of Pennsylvania Colonials.
The very scarce and final Pennsylvania issue, with watermark.
A very scarce note. The printing is deep and the signature is bold.