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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:08 pm 
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Here are some of the Continental Currency notes of May 20, 1777 Resolution.

So far I have managed to collect only these two notes.

This is the second scarcest of all the Continental note issues.

It is seldom seen in a decent grade.

This was the first issue to say "United States" instead of "United Colonies."

The issue contains 8 different denominations.

As a testament to its scarcity, Heritage - in all grades and denominations of this issue - only sold 2 notes in 2007 and 3 notes in 2006.

Since 2002 only 21 notes of this issue has been sold by Heritage (not counting the counterfeit notes and counterfeit detector notes) - 2 of which were of this denomination in lower grades.

May 20, 1777 $4 note

SN: 19346

Signed by J(ame)s Claypoole in red ink and by W(illiam) Govett 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.

Friedberg #CC-65

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May 20th, 1777 $7:

(SIDENOTE: I stared at this note on a website for a month. But not wanting to spend the money [it was just before Christmas], I did not buy it. My wife found out about my quandry and surprised with the note for a Christmas present. I have a great wife!!)

SN 81842

Signed by J Rothrock in red and Cha(rle)s Cist 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-68

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