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#1

FIVE DOLLARS
The United Colonies

CONTINTENTAL CURRENCY
FIVE DOLLARS

No. 39148

FIVE DOLLARS.

THIS Bill entitles the Bearer to receive FIVE SPANISH MILLED DOLLARS, or the Value thereof in GOLD or SILVER, according to a Resolution of CONGRESS, passed at
PHILADELPHIA FEBRUARY 17, 1776.

Sam Hillegas
Saml Morris

FIVE DOLLARS.
The United Colonies


#2

Continental Currency 50
The United States

No. 21425
Fifty Dollars.

This Bill entitles the Bearer to receive Fifty Spanish milled Dollars, or the Value thereof
in Gold or Silver, according to a Resolution passed by CONGRESS at Philadelphia,
September 26th, 1778.

50 DOLLARS.

N Domell Knowden

Continental Currency
The United States

#3
THREE DOLLARS
The United Colonies
THREE DOLLARS

THREE DOLLARS
Continental Currency
THREE DOLLARS.

THREE DOLLARS No. 2750
THIS Bill entitles the Bearer to receive Three Spanish milled Dollars, or the Value thereof in Gold or Silver, according to the Resolutions of the CONGRESS, held at
Philadelphia, the 10th of May 1775. III DOLL.

Danl Christopher
Saml Melnick

THREE DOLLARS.
The United Colonies

#4
Four dollars.
The United States OF NORTH AMERICA.
No. 69050
FOUR DOLLARS.

THE Bearer is entitled to receive Four Spanish milled Dollars, or an equal sum in GOLD or SILVER, according to a Resolution of CONGRESS of the 14th February, 1779.
FOUR DOLLARS.

Dwight
McArthur

THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA

#5
HALF A DOLLAR.
No.
HALF A DOLLAR.

ACCORDING to a Resolution of CONGRESS, passed at Philadelphia FEBRUARY 17, 1776.

MIND YOUR BUSINESS.
HALF A DOLLAR.

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These Continental currency notes were all printed by Hall and Sellers of Philadelphia. Lacking the power to tax, the Continental Congress resorted to issuing paper money with a resolution passed on June 22, 1775. The resolution called for the notes to be redeemable in "Spanish milled dollars, or the value thereof in gold and silver." The Congress had to use the Spanish mill dollar for a standard because the value of a shilling varied from colony to colony. In fact, the Spanish mill dollar was legal currency in the United States until 1857.

 

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Continental Currency in various amounts

creator   U.S. Congress
date   1775-1779
location   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
width   2.25"
width   3.75"
height   3.0"
height   3.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Exchange Medium/
accession #   #L04.134


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