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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:29 pm 
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Here are the Continental Currency notes of the November 2, 1776 Resolution:

Comments:

(1) No $2 note is posted here. I have been outbid in my attempts to secure an EF+ with clear signatures and serial number.

(2) A couple of these notes need upgrading. I am always on the Hunt.

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November 2, 1776 $3:

SN: 21120

Signed by J(ohn) Dorsey in black and by R(obert) Dorsey 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.

Friedberg #CC-48

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November 2, 1776 $4:

SN: 19286

Signed by H(ans) Creevey in red ink and by J(oshua) Barney 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 mulberry leaf. Watermarked UNITED/STATES on two lines and orientated to be read from the front.

Commodore Joshua Barney was a young naval hero during the Revolution. At age 18 in December 1777, Joshua was appointed lieutenant on the frigate Virginia. He captured two enemy ships during his short tenure on the Virginia. His service on the Virginia ended when he was captured and placed aboard a prison ship in April 1778. He was eventually freed in exchange for British prisoners.

Friedberg #CC-49

PCGS EF-40

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November 2, 1776 $5:

SN: 64400

Signed by J(oh)n Griffith in black ink and W(illiam) M. Aisquith in red ink. 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-50

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November 2, 1776 $6:

SN 54253

Signed by B(enjamin) Brannan in red and Tho(ma)s Donnellan in black. 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-51

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November 2, 1776 $7:

SN 59992

Signed by J(oseph) Gaither red and D(ennis) Griffith Jr. 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.

Friedberg #CC-52

PMG AU-50

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November 2, 1776 $8:

SN: 72859

Signed by G(eorge) Patterson in red ink and W(illiam) Young 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.

Friedberg #CC-53

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November 2, 1776 $30:

SN 3187

Signed by Unknown in red and H(oratio) Johnson in black. The emblem on the front shows a wreath on a tomb with the motto: SI RECTE FACIES (If you act righteously). On the back are two emblems: the emblem on the left shows a strong wind creating waves and bears the motto: VI CONCITATE (Driven by force); the emblem on the right shows the sun shining on sailing ships in a calm sea and bears the motto: CESSANTE VENTO CONQUIESCEMUS (When the storm dies down we will rest).

Friedberg #CC-54

PMG AU-53

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