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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:47 pm 
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Here are the Continental Currency notes of the February 26th, 1777 Resolution:

Comment: A couple of these notes need upgrading. I am always on the Hunt.

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February 26, 1777 $2:

A Baltimore note because Philadelphia was currently occupied by British Forces.

SN: 49738

Signed by S(amuel) S(tringer) Coale in red ink and R(inaldo) Johnson 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.

Samuel Stringer Coale was ONLY 22 YEARS OLD when he signed these notes.

He was born in Maryland, March 9, 1754. He attended medical lectures at the Philadelphia School. Dr. Coale began practice in Baltimore in 1775. He was appointed surgeon and manufacturer of saltpetre in 1776. He was engaged in the drug business -- Coale & Ridgely -- 1779-80. In the projected medical school of 1790 he was assigned the chair of materia medica. He was physician to the Almshouse in 1789. He owned an estate called "Morven" at Elkridge, seventeen miles from Baltimore. He died in Baltimore, September 19, 1798.


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February 26, 1777 $3:

SN: 48568

Signed by S[amuel] S[tringer] Coale in red ink and by R[inaldo] Johnson in black ink. The emblem on the front depicts and 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.

(From different colors of ink in the serial number, it appears that Dr. Coale muddled the first digit and Mr. Johnson tried to make it more legible.)

Friedberg #CC-56

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February 26, 1777 $4:

A Baltimore note because Philadelphia was currently occupied by British Forces.

SN: (illegible)

Signed by D(ennis) Griffith 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 skeletonized maple fruit.

Friedberg #CC-57

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February 26, 1777 $5:

SN: 31329 (?)

Signed by G(eorge) Welch in red ink and J(oshua) Barney 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-58

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February 26, 1777 $6:

SN: 49974

Signed by S(amuel) S(tringer) Coale in red ink and R(inaldo) Johnson 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.

Friedberg #CC-59

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February 26, 1777 $7:

SN: 25011

Signed by R(ichard) Cromwell in red ink and J(ames) Kelso 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.

Friedberg #CC-60

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February 26, 1777 $8:

SN: 60103

Signed by T(homas) Donnellan in red ink and R(inaldo) Johnson 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-61

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February 26, 1777 $30:

SN: 67900

Signed by W(illia)m Spear in red ink and R. Smith in black ink. The emblem in 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 #62

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