1779 $40 Continental Currency 1/14/79 XF (Fr#CC-95)

1779 $40 Continental Currency 1/14/79 XF (Fr#CC-95)

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At nearly 250 years old, the paper in this note has held up well as the engravings are still bright and brilliant.

Currency Highlights:
  • From a group of notes authorized by the Connecticut legislature on January 14, 1779.
  • Housed in an archival quality currency sleeve.
  • Extra 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 printer's name.
  • Friedberg #CC-95.

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This note has some wear, but has been well preserved. Considering it is well over 200 years old, this is 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. It was printed by Hall and Sellers of Philadelphia, which was formerly known as Benjamin Franklin and Hall. It is 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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