Colonial and Continental Currency Collection with representative by fzw45252


									Colonial and Continental Currency Collection with representative specimens from all of
the original thirteen United States. Very often accumulations of marginally related items
are offered as “collections”. Not so here. This is a true collection of genuine 18th century
currency that was painstakingly gathered into a comprehensive set of early America’s
circulating money. Prospective bidders will find pre-Revolutionary Colonial notes, the
first Congressional issues, Loyalist bills, and, again, monies from all thirteen
provinces/states. This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a series that might
take years to assemble individually.

The notes are housed in a three-ring binder with heavy card pages having cellophane
windows sized to the notes. All of the notes have experienced some browning given their
great age, however are generally in decent “collectable” condition. Major flaws – or
assets – are noted below. Sizes average 3” x 3.5”, with some of the rare Southern notes
being variously larger and smaller.

Continental Currency by “The United Colonies”
1. One Dollar, # 48391, Philadelphia, May 10, 1775, signed by James Read. Good
2. Three Dollars, Philadelphia, May 10, 1775, signed by, Very Good condition.
3. Thirty Dollars, #15828, Philadelphia, May 10, 1775, signed by A. Morris, Jr., Fine
4. Half Dollar, #54927, Philadelphia, February 17, 1776, signed by N. Gannon, Very
    Fine condition. A spectacular note bearing classic iconography of the American
    Revolution. The obverse shows a sundial above the legend, “Mind Your Business”
    while the reverse has the familiar thirteen rings forming an unbroken chain.
5. Two Dollars, Philadelphia, February 17, 1776, signed by J. Bullock, Very Fine
6. Seven Dollars, #79967, Philadelphia, February 17, 1776, signed by T. Morris and M.
    Lewis, Very Fine condition.
7. Seven Dollars, #12233, Philadelphia, July 22, 1776, signed by W. Masters and Jos.
    Redman, Very Fine condition.
8. Counterfeit Seven Dollars as above, including signatures! A very scarce Tory fake
    intended to further undermine an already struggling currency. Period manuscript
    hatch marks on the obverse identify it as an imposter. Fair condition.
9. Thirty Dollars, #10194, Philadelphia, July 22, 1776, signed by Wm. Webb and T.
    Leach, Very Fine condition.
10. Three Dollars, #19942, Philadelphia, November 2, 1776, signed by J. Ramsey and C.
    Breedlow, Very Good condition.
11. Six Dollars, #57456, Philadelphia, November 2, 1776, signed by T. Boyd and
    Donnellany, Fine condition.
12. Four Dollars, #23380, Baltimore, February 26, 1777, signed by Jas. Walker and H.
    Johnson; wear, central crease and small split, Good condition. This note and the
    following one were issued during the British occupation of Philadelphia.
13. Thirty Dollars, #23036, Baltimore, February 26, 1777, signed by Jas. Walker and H.
    Johnson.; crisp with bold signatures, Very Fine Plus condition.
    Continental Currency Issued by “The United States”
14. Forty Dollars, #292130, Philadelphia, September 26, 1778, signed by Jno. Read and
    Y. Dundas; clipped corners, else Very Fine condition. The obverse of this note shows
    the “All-seeing Eye of God”, which, in 1782, was placed above the “Unfinished
    Pyramid” to form the Great Seal of the United States. The following note carries the
    pyramid. Together they are on the reverse of contemporary dollar bills.
15. Fifty Dollars, #33246, Philadelphia, September 26, 1778, signed by R. Eyres and C.
    Harris, Fine condition.
16. Five Dollars, #323041, Philadelphia, September 26, 1778, signed by M. Callin and C.
    Webster, Fine condition.
17. Twenty Dollars, #278237, Philadelphia, September 26, 1778, signed by Jo. Gardner
    and Th. Mullan, Fine condition. Signer Thomas Mullan was theproprietor of Tun
    Tavern, regarded by many as the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps.
18. Thirty-five Dollars, #74529, January 14, 1779, signed by Geo. Bright and H.
    Watkins, Fine condition.
19. Fifty-five Dollars, #93902, January 14, 1779, signed by I. Leacock and R. Roberts,
    Very Fine condition.
20. Sixty Dollars, #23668, January 14, 1779, signed by Dan. Leacock and Jo. Gardner;
    uneven cut on right border, else Fine condition.
New Hampshire Currency
21. Thirty Shillings, #3772, December 20, 1780, signed by Nich. Gilman and Sam’l
    Hobart; Worn, old tape repair, else Good condition. Gilman was a signer of the U.S.
    Constitution in 1787.
22. One Dollar, #24, April 29, 1780, signed by L. Robinson, G. McLure and T. Pearson;
    Large round perforated cancel in center of the note, else Very Good condition.
Massachusetts Currency
23. Three Shillings and Four Pence, #35, December 17, 1775, signatures illegible. The
    reverse of this desireable “Sword in Hand” note by Paul Revere carries the legend,
    “Issued in Defence of American Liberty “. Spilt and irregular border, else Good
    condition. Visually pleasing.
24. Nine Pence, #2373, October 18, 1776, signed by D. Jarrett,; Split along fold and
    foxing, else Good condition.
25. Five Dollars, #8070, May 5, 1780, signed by L. Henshaw; Small circular cancellation
    in center of note, else Very Good condition.
Connecticut Currency
26. Two Shillings and Six Pence, June 7, 1776; Rough edges, worn and pinned to a
    period piece of newsprint. Fair condition.
27. Nine Pence, #19502, June 19, 1776, signed by E. Williams, Very Fine Plus condition.
28. Five shillings, #353, March --- , 1780, signed by B. Payne and Geo. Wythys; Large
    circular cancellation in center, else Very Fine Plus condition.
Rhode Island Currency
29. Three Dollars, #1310, July 2, 1780, signed by A. Comstock and C. Harris. Very Fine
30. Four Dollars, #1341, July 2, 1780, signed by A. Comstock and C. Harris, Very Fine
31. Twenty Shillings, #1679, May 1786, signed by Jon. Hazard, Samuel Allen and Elijah
    Cobb, Very Fine condition. An early appearance of the Rhode Island anchor is on the
New York Currency
32. Two Pounds, #25455, February 16, 1771, signed by W. Franklin, -- Bache and A.
    Lott. Slightly uneven border, elseVery Fine condition. This colonial note carries an
    excellent engraving of seated Britannia.
33. One Dollar, 244, September 2, 1775, signed by Garret Abeel and Abr’m Bosikorhoff;
    stains, one fold, else Very Good condition.
New Jersey Currency
34. Twelve Shillings, #2013, December 31, 1763, signed by Jno. Johnston, R. Smith and
    Jos. Smith, Fine condition.
35. Six Shillings, #1614, February 20, 1776, signed by John hart, Sam Afton and Sam.
    Tucker, Fine condition.
36. Six Pounds, #342, March 25, 1776, signed by Rob’t Smith, Jno. Johnston and John
    Smythe, Very Fine condition. An attractive two-color note featuring the British coat-
37. Eighteen Pence, #36999, March 25, 1776, signed by Rob’t Smith, Jona. Deare and
    John Smythe, Fine condition.
Pennsylvania Currency
38. Twenty Shillings, #18502, June 18, 1764, illegible signatures, Good condition. The
    reverse of this early note indicates it was printed by Benjamin Franklin.
39. Five Shillings, #15341, October 5, 1773, signed by B. Barnes, Benj. Morgan and W.
    Fisher, Very Good condition.
40. Fifty Shillings, #1454, April 10, 1775, signed by Lindsay Coats, Job Bacon and Edw.
    Roberts; One clipped corner, else Fine condition. A scarce architectural reverse
    featuring the Walnut Street Jail.
41. Four Pounds, #3872, April 10, 1777, signed by J. Davidson and Jno. Connor, Very
    Good condition.
42. Twelve Shillings, #27335, April 10, 1777, signed by W. Humphreys and J Nowell,
    Good condition.
Delaware Currency
43. Eighteen Pence, #5394, January 1, 1776, signed by Jno. McKinly, Tho. Collins and
    Boaz Marlove; Stains, else Very Good condition.
44. Six Shillings, #88691, January 1, 1776, signed by Jno. McKinly, Tho. Collins and
    James Sykes, Very Good condition.
45. Four Pence, #50790, May 1, 1777, signed by R. Rockwood, Fine condition.
Maryland Currency
46. Four Dollars, #340, January 1, 1767, signed by J, Clapham and R. Conden; Uneven
    borders, complete center split repaired with period stitches, Fair condition.
47. Four Dollars, #9165, April 10, 1774, signed by Wm. Caddis and J. Clapham, Fine
48. Half Dollar, #26947, August 14, 1776, illegible signatures, Fair condition.
Virginia Currency
49. Two Pounds, #12/1142, March 1, 1773, signed by Peyton Randolph and John Blair;
    Stains, old tape residue and minor paper loss to one edge. Very Good condition.
    Randolph would later serve as the first president of the Continental Congress and
    Blair would be a signer of the U.S. Constitution.
50. Twenty Shillings, #60/5929, July 7, 1775, signed by Philip Johnson and John
    Tazwell; Light foxing, else Very Good condition.
51. Two Shillings, #4949, July 17, 1775, signed by H. King, Good condition.
52. Five Dollars, #4257, May 6, 1776, signed by R.L. Morris, Geo. Seaton, Very Good
    condition. The engraving on this note and the pair to follow is an early usage of
    Virginia’s current “SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS” State Seal.
53. Six Dollars, #2977, October 20, 1777, signed by J. Dickson and J. Wray, nearly Very
    Fine condition.
54. Ten Dollars, #278, October 5, 1778, signed by L. Wood and J. Wray. Minor paper
    loss to one corner, else Good condition.
55. Five Hundred Dollars, #7960, March 1, 1781, signed by Mayo, Lyne and Webb;
    Light stains, else Fine condition.
56. Two Thousand Dollars, #1202, May 7, 1781, signed by Lyne, Harky and Hopkins.
    Very Fine condition. This and the previous note are rare high denomination issues.
    North Carolina Currency
57. Five Pounds, #691, December, 1771, signed by Lewis -----, R. Caswell, John Harvey
    and J. Rutherford. Small split on center fold, else Fine condition.
58. Two Shillings, Six Pence, #2294, December, 1771, signed by R, Caswell; Splits,
    stains, minor paper loss. Good condition.
59. Two Shillings, Six Pence, #10603, December, 1771, signed by Lewis----, R. Caswell,
    John Harvey and J. Rutherford, Very Fine condition. This note has numerous
    endorsements on the reverse, including one by a “Col. Pender” dated May 16, 1772.
60. Seven Dollars and a Half, #2439, Halifax, April 2, 1777, signed by D. Turner, Wm.
    Williams, J. Webb and Haywood. Minor paper loss on two margins, else Fine
    condition. This rare note carries a great engraving of the early striped Continental flag
    having a Union Jack in place of the now-familiar stars. Three endorsements on the
61. Eight Dollars, #800, Halifax, April 2, 17766, signed by McCullough, Alson and
    Webb; Light stains, else Fine condition.
South Carolina Currency
62. Twenty Five Pounds, #4826, March 6, 1776, signed by Jacob Molle, Jno. Hopson,
    and J. ____. Fine condition.
63. Fifty Dollars, #394, February 8, 1779, signed by J. Hopson, G. Cooke and Theo.
    Gaillard. Very Fine condition. The reverse has a copperplate engraving of what
    appears to be Hercules at labor. Obviously this note was printed under duress, using
    an existing book plate for currency stock.
Georgia Currency
64. One Dollar, #11109, 1776, signed by Gillray, Habersham, Telfair, Irvin and O’Bryan;
    Uneven edges, light stains, else Very Fine condition. Georgia notes are the most
    difficult ones to obtain. This rare specimen has a blue seal depicting Justice while the
    denomination is printed with red ink. An attractive example.
65. Two Dollars, #79, June 8, 1777, signed by Wylly, Langworth, Wood, O’Bryan and
    Wade. Paper loss to two edges, one affecting the l;ower portion of the seal, light
   stains, old archival repairs, else Very Good condition. This note carries a red seal
   showing a frigate under full sail.

In addition to the notes outlined above, the collection is augmented by the following
printed and manuscript ephemera:

1. Cancelled U.S. Postage stamp (Scott #1), 5 cents, 1847. This, our nation’s very first
   stamp, carries a likeness of Benjamin Franklin. Fine condition with light orange
   cancel. The stamp’s inclusion here is entirely appropriate as Franklin was a bank note
   printer and a statesman. Collectors may expect to pay upwards of $500 for this stamp
2. U.S. Lottery ticket, 2” x 7.5”, November 18, 1776, signed by G. Campbell. Fine
3. Washington City Canal Lottery ticket, 1.75” x 3.5”, ca. 1798, signed by Daniel
   Carrolton. This was issued to raise money for the canal that existed where
   Constitution Avenue now exists. Very Fine condition.
4. New Hampshire Pay Voucher, 6.25” x 2.5”, December 23, 1795, signed by N.
   Gilham as Governor, to Major Rufus Graves for $13.12. Large circular perforation as
   cancel, else Fine condition.
5. Massachusetts Bond for Five Hundred and Twenty Pounds, one page with verso
   docketing, 8” x 8.75”, November 8, 1777, issued to Samuel Tufts., signed by D.
   Jeffries, H. Gardner, and T. Sumner. This attrative partially printed document carries
   Revere’s famous “Sword in Hand”motif. Fold, else Very Fine condition.
6. Connecticut Pay Voucher, 4” x 8”, June, 1788, for Nine Pounds and Four Shillings to
   ---Rogers, signed by I. Lawrence. Large circular perforation as cancel, some stains,
   else Fine condition.
7. Maryland Pay Voucher, 5.5” x 3.5”, August 2, 1787, signed by C. Richmond for three
   pounds due Richard Cummins, Corporal of the 4th Regiment. Large perforated circle
   cancellation, else Fine condition.
8. Virginia James River Bank note for Twenty Shillings, 6.5” x 3.25”, September 1,
   1775, signed by Phil. Johnson, Wm. Norvett, Robert Carter Nicholas; Folds, uneven
   edges, else Fine condition.
9. North Carolina manuscript receipts (2), each 2.5” x 7.5”, 1745 and 1749, for land
   purchased from the Earl of Granville by Daniel and Joseph McPherson. Very Fine

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