Apr 13, 2023 - Sale 2633

Sale 2633 - Lot 20

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(AMERICAN REVOLUTION--CURRENCY.) 10 pieces of Continental currency from the early years of the war. Each about 3 x 3 3/4 inches, printed on both sides, signed by various committee members; generally worn except as noted. Philadelphia: Hall & Sellers, 1776-1779

Additional Details

These notes were all printed for the Continental government by Hall & Sellers [successors to Benjamin Franklin] of Philadelphia. Most are denominated as "Continental Currency," with some issued by the United States and some by the United Colonies. Includes:

From the 9 May 1776 issue: Two Dollars, Three Dollars, Seven Dollars, plus another Two Dollars note altered by hand to read "May 20, 1776."

From the 22 July 1776 issue: Thirty Dollars.

From the 26 February 1777 issue: Four Dollars, Seven Dollars; the latter being in fairly strong condition.

From the 11 April 1778 issue: Four Dollars.

From the 26 September 1778 issue: Twenty Dollars.

From the 14 January 1779 issue: Two Dollars, printed in red and black, in particularly strong condition.