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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:11 am 
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Here are the Continental Currency notes of the February 17th, 1776 Resolution;

Comments:

(1) The fractional notes are printed on plates A, B, & C. Each of these notes were printed on the same sheet along with notes of other demoninations.

The Plate A, B, & C notes are not identical. There are subtle differences in the border on the notes - most notably the bottom border.

I will post the notes that I have. In the case of $1/2 note - where I have all three plates - compare and contrast the details in the borders.

(2) Several of these notes are slated for upgrading. I am always on the hunt for better ones.

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February 17th, 1776 $1/6 Plate A:

SN 10290

Signed by I(srael) Whelen. The sundial with the “FUGIO” legend (the image of the sundial and the word “fugio” combine to mean “Time Flees”) and “MIND YOUR BUSINESS” motto appear in the corners of the sundial frame; this is keyed to the denomination as each mark equals 1/6th of a dollar. The back shows the thirteen linked rings representing the colonies and the legends, “WE ARE ONE” and “AMERICAN CONGRESS.”

Friedberg #CC-19

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February 17th, 1776 $1/6 Plate B:

SN 235601

Signed by N(atha)n Sellers.

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February 17th, 1776 $1/3 Plate B

SN 349344

Signed by S(am) Massey. The sundial with the “FUGIO” legend (the image of the sundial and the word “fugio” combine to mean “Time Flees”) and “MIND YOUR BUSINESS” motto appear in the corners of the sundial frame; this is keyed to the denomination as each mark equals 1/6th of a dollar. The back shows the thirteen linked rings representing the colonies and the legends, “WE ARE ONE” and “AMERICAN CONGRESS.”

Friedberg #CC-20

PCGS EF-45

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February 17th, 1776 $1/2 Plate A:

SN 301900

Signed by B(enjamin) Brannan. The sundial with the “FUGIO” legend (the image of the sundial and the word “fugio” combine to mean “Time Flees”) and “MIND YOUR BUSINESS” motto appear in the corners of the sundial frame; this is keyed to the denomination as each mark equals 1/6th of a dollar. The back shows the thirteen linked rings representing the colonies and the legends, “WE ARE ONE” and “AMERICAN CONGRESS.”

Friedberg #CC-21

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February 17th, 1776 $1/2 Plate B:

SN (illegible)

Signed by M(ordecai) Lewis.

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February 17th, 1776 $1/2 Plate C:

SN 310587

Signed by J(ohn) Sellers.

Friedberg #CC-21

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February 17th, 1776 $2/3 Plate B

SN 37295

Signed by J(ohn) Sellers. The sundial with the “FUGIO” legend (the image of the sundial and the word “fugio” combine to mean “Time Flees”) and “MIND YOUR BUSINESS” motto appear in the corners of the sundial frame; this is keyed to the denomination as each mark equals 1/6th of a dollar. The back shows the thirteen linked rings representing the colonies and the legends, “WE ARE ONE” and “AMERICAN CONGRESS.”

Friedberg #CC-22

PMG F-15

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February 17th, 1776 $2/3 Plate C

SN 14879

Signed by T(homas) Leech.

Thomas Leech played many roles in colonial Pensylvania. He was involved in the ordering of the original Liberty Bell.

Raw and graded Crisp About Uncirculated.

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February 17th, 1776 $1:

SN 69816

Signed by Jno (John) Ord and M(atthew) Clarkson of Philadelphia (1735-1800) in red, member of the Continental Congress. 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.

John Ord was a Philadelphia Justice of the Peace. Matthew Clarkson was a Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress, New York Militia Major General, New York State Senator, President of the Bank of New York, and a Bible Society Founder.

Friedberg #CC-23

PCGS AN-50:

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February 17, 1776. $2

SN: 120056

Signed by W(illia)m Coats in red ink and by J(oh)n Williams 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-24

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February 17th, 1776 $3:

SN: 122634

Signed by A(ndrew) Tybout in black and by Josiah Hewes 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.

Freidberg #CC-25

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February 17th, 1776 $4:

SN: 74690

Signed by Ben(jamin) Jacobs in red ink and by Isr(eal) Whelen 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-26

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February 17th, 1776 $5

SN: 21063

Signed by Cor(neliu)s Barnes in red ink and J(onathan) B(ayard) Smith 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.

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

Friedberg #CC-27

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February 17th, 1776 $6:

SN 21830

Signed by Cor(neliu)s Barnes in red and J(onathan) B(ayard) Smith (1742 - 1812), a Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Articles of Confederation. 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.

Friedberg #CC-28

PMG AU-55

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February 17th, 1776 $7:

SN: 26733

Signed by Sam Sellers in red and by B(enjamin) Brannan in black. 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.

Friedberg #CC-29

PMG AU-55

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February 17th, 1776 $8:

SN: 7682

Signed by J(oh)n Shaw, jr(.) in red and Ja(me)s Johnston in black. 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.

Friedberg #CC-30

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