1779 $40 Continental Currency 1/14/79 VF

1779 $40 Continental Currency 1/14/79 VF

With this note being nearly 250 years old, the paper has held up well as the engravings are still bright and brilliant. A nice note with a small stain on the lower half of the note.

Currency Highlights:

  • From a group of notes authorized by the Connecticut legislature on January 14, 1779.
  • Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
  • Graded in Very Fine condition.
  • Face: Depicts rays emanating from an all seeing eye shining on 13 stars surrounding a flame and the denomination of Forty Dollars.
  • Back: Smaller border framing the denomination and the printers name.

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This note has some wear, but has been well preserved, and considering it is well over 200 years old, a great collectible!

This note will make a nice addition to any Colonial currency collection. Colonial issues preceded the Continental Notes by many decades, and some are quite rare. These notes are in demand among collectors and rising in value due to the limited numbers printed. Printed by Hall and Sellers of Philadelphia. That firm was formerly known as Benjamin Franklin and Hall. Signed by William Ramsey and Patrick Ferrall. Interestingly, you can see pieces of mica that were mixed into the paper to deter counterfeiting.

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