July 30, 2020 12:00 PM EDT Cincinnati
Ends August 10, 2020


Continental Currency, Two Notes, 1775 and 1779

Lot of 3, including two notes, plus a modern newspaper clipping about Continental currency.

$2, Maryland issue of 7 December 1775, No.11967. Paper with mica embedded. Signed by Frederick Green and Thomas Gassaway. Verso with equivalent 2 and 2/3 dollars at top and 12 s Sterling at bottom. Center with arm holding shield and motto "Sub Clypeo" around. 

$4, Continental Currency, issue of 14 January 1779, No. 5308. First signature in red (faded) of Lodowick Sprogell, second in black ink of John Lawrence. Recto printed in red and black ink. Seal with boar charging into a spear. Motto "Aut mors aut vita decora" [either death or an honorable life]. Paper with blue fibers and mica flakes. Verso with mulberry leaf print.

Newspaper article relates the discovery of a $50 continental dollar in Maine. A Doctor in Illinois read the article and looked at a $50 dollar that he had, and it turned out to be the previous number (5357) to the find in Maine (5358).

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us

PLEASE NOTE: Previews and Pickups will be by appointment only.

Let Cowan's Handle Your Shipping!

Cowan's Auctions is one of the only houses to offer full service, in-house shipping.  

Our experts pack and ship over 5,000 purchases each year.  
Shipping costs are included on every invoice to make getting your items as fast and easy as possible. 

For more information, click HERE or contact cowansshipping@hindmanauctions.com.