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The Continental Currency notes of the November 29th, 1775 Resolution:

First the $1 note:

SN 56353

Signed by P(hineas) Bond in red ink and J(oh)n Shee in black ink. The emblem on the front shows an acanthus plant with a large weighted pot or basket pressing it down, however the acanthus leaves grow up around the pot. Above is the motto: DEPRESSA RESURGIT (Having been pressed down, it rises up again). The nature print on the back contains a ragweed leaf and two willow leaves.

Friedberg #CC-11

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November 29th, 1775 $2:

SN: 74444

Signed by R(obert Tuckniss in red ink and by J(oseph) Parker in black ink. The emblem in front shows grain being threshed with a flail with the motto: TRIBULATIO DITAT (It is enriched by affliction). The nature print on the back is a raspberry and two filberts.

Friedberg #CC-12

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November 29th, 1775 $3:

SN: 12365

Signed by Sam(uel) C(.) Morris in black and by Steph(en) Collins in red. The emblem on the front depicts an eagle fighting a heron with the motto: EXITUS IN DUBIO EST (The outcome is in doubt). On the back is a nature print of skeletonized elm and maple fruit. Contemporarily inked "55.4." is on the verso.

Samuel C. Morris was a member of the Pennsylvania Council of Safety in 1776 and the Board of War.

Freidberg #CC-13

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November 29th, 1775 $4:

SN: 71899

Signed by John Mease in red ink and by J(ohn) Purviance in black ink. The emblem in front shows a wild boar charging into a spear with the motto: AUT MORS AUT VITA DECORA (Either death or an honorable life). The nature print on the back is of a skeletonized maple fruit.

Friedberg #CC-14

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November 29th, 1775 $5:

SN: 74550

Signed by J(oseph) Parker in red ink and R(obert) Tuckniss in black. The emblem in front shows a hand in a bush bleeding from pricks from the thorns. It has the motto: SUSTINE VEL ABSTINE. Ben Franklin explained this motto to mean “Bear with me, or let me alone; or thus, Either support or leave.” The bush is believed to mean America, the bleeding hand is Britain. The nature print on the back is of betony and sage.

Friedberg #CC-15

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November 29, 1775 $6:

SN: 3107

Signed by Tho(mas) Morris in red ink and Mor(decai) Lewis in black ink. The emblem on the front shows a beaver gnawing down a tree with the motto: PERSEVERANDO (By persevering). The nature print on the back is of a buttercup.

Mordecai Lewis was the first depositor in the Bank of North America.

Friedberg #CC-16

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November 29th, 1775 $7:

SN: 64839

Signed by Cor(neliu)s Barnes in red ink and by J(onathan) B(ayard) Smith in black ink. The emblem on the front shows a storm at sea with the motto: SERENABIT (It will clear up). The nature print on the back is of a buttercup. Paper contains blue threads and mica flakes.

Jonathan Baynard Smith was a Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Articles of Cofederation.

Friedberg #CC-17

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November 29th, 1775 $8:

SN: 10290

Signed by Steph(en) Collins in red ink and Sam(uel) Morris in black ink. The emblem on the front shows a harp with thirteen strings with the motto: MAJORA MINORIBUS CONSONANT (The larger colonies are in harmony with the smaller colonies). The nature print on the back displays a henebit and two buttercups.

Samuel C. Morris was a member of the Pennsylvania Coucil of Safety in 1776 and the Board of War.

Friedberg #CC-18

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