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1778 $50 Continental Currency


Grade:  Very Fine  
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Our emerging nation needed money to fund its fight for independence. England’s success at keeping gold and silver out of its rebellious colonies forced the new United States government to issue its own currency. Printed on rag paper with blue threads and mica flakes to thwart counterfeiters, they were redeemable for Spanish milled dollars, struck in silver mints in Mexico and South America.

These notes are from a recent purchase of one of the nicest groups our buyers have ever seen! In Very Fine condition, the detailed engravings on these scarce 1778 Continental Currency Notes are amazingly legible after more than 240 years. The $50 note’s face shows a stepped, and unfinished, pyramid crowned by the motto perennis, Latin for perennial, or everlasting. Three arrows are featured on the back.

With only a limited number available, these Continental Currency notes are expected to sell out. Don’t wait to order. They come with an illustrated story card and certificate of authenticity. Add prestige to your collection today!

  • Year: 1778
  • Denomination: $50
  • Presentation: With Holder
  • Product Type: Single Products
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