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Colonial Currency Paper Money

The system of currency in colonial America was not a uniform one. Many foreign coins circulated as viable currency, especially Spanish dollars. The colonies officially used the pound system, but even between individual colonies, the value of the pound was not fixed.

These problems were exacerbated by Great Britain's policies concerning paper currency printed in the colonies. Although allowed until 1751, Britain eventually revoked colonial currency's ability to be used as legal tender for private merchants in New England. Britain also forbade New England colonies from printing more bills, but further legislation in 1773 allowed the colonies to print paper currency once again. With the advent of the Revolutionary War, the colonies issued temporary fiat... Read more

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Colonial Currency, Delaware. January 1, 1776. 5s V. Choice Crisp Uncirculated

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$325 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Georgia 1776 Sterling Denominations 5s CROWN. PMG VF 30

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
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$1,600 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency. GA, 1776, $4, Liberty Cap Vignette. PMG Very Fine-25

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Georgia. 1777 Three Dollars. PMG Extremely Fine-40

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Georgia. June 8, 1777. Two Dollars. Sailing Ship. PCGS EF-40

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Georgia June 8, 1777 $6 Black in Type Serial No. 2 PCGS AU-55

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,800 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, GA June 8, 1777 $7 Blue Liberty Cap Seal Black in Type Rarity

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$2,400 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Georgia. Sept. 10, 1777 $1/2 Rare UNCUT PAIR, PCGS EF 40

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, GA. Oct. 16, 1786, 20s. Choice About Unc. Bold and Vivid

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,400 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, MA. Exceptional 1775 PAUL REVERE Engraved Copper Plate Issue

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$4,250 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Massachusetts May 25, 1775. 12 Shillings PAUL REVERE Engraved

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$4,000 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Massachusetts. June 18, 1776 Nine Pence. Choice Very Fine

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$400 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, MA, June 18, 1776, Four Dollars. Small SWORD IN HAND Issue

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$1,800 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Mass. June 18, 1776 5s. PCGS Choice About New 55

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, MA. 1778 Paul Revere Engraved Codfish PCGS Very Choice New 64

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$1,000 (1 bid)

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Colonial Currency, Mass. May 5, 1780 $3 Fully Signed and Issued. PCGS GEM New 65

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency. New Hampshire. November 3, 1775. Forty Shillings No Cancel

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, NH, Apr 29, 1780, $4 US Guarantee Issue PCGS Very Fine-35

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, New Hampshire, April 29, 1780. $4. PMG Uncirculated-62

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, NJ, June 14, 1757. Three Pounds. Plate B. About New-50 PPQ

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$3,500 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, NJ, June 14, 1757 15 Shillings, Fine to Very Fine

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,600 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency Unique JAMES CRAFT NJ. City of Burlington. August 6, 1776.  9d

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$2,400 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, NJ, Jan. 9, 1781. One Shilling. Choice Crisp Uncirculated

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$900 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, New-York Water Works, August 2, 1775. Eight Shillings Ch. AU

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, NC. Mar. 9, 1754 30s House vignette PCGS Extremely Fine 40

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,100 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Lot of TWO - May 10, 1780 Pleasing North Carolina Notes

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$180 (1 bid)

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Colonial Currency, PA. July 20, 1775. Ten Shillings. PMG Choice Uncirculated-64

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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1780 Revolutionary War Philadelphia Payment for Signing PA Colonial Currency

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Penn. March 16, 1785. Nine Pence or 9 Ninetieths of a Dollar

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$475 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, RI. December 2, 1740, 20s Contemp Cft. Finest PCGS Certified

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$7,000 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, RI, November 6, 1775. 20 Shillings. PASS-CO Extremely Fine-40

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,800 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Rhode Island May 22, 1777, $1/18 Very Fine to Extremely Fine

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency RI, July 2, 1780, SERIAL NUMBER 2. $5 Guaranteed Issue

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$2,400 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, SC, June 10, 1775 Fifty Pounds. PMG Very Fine-30 Rarity!

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Virginia. May 3, 1779. 50 Dollars. Extremely Fine

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency. Virginia. May 3, 1779. Three Dollars. Thin Laid Paper. Rarity

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Lot of THREE Circulated Colonial Notes of Various Issues Fine to Very Fine

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$120 (1 bid)

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1770 Counterfeiting Continental and Provincial Currency Related Document

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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1897 Scotts Standard Catalog of Paper Money Price Guide, Colonial Currency

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$180 (starting bid)

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1940 Wayte Raymond Price List Continental + Colonial Currency at Special Prices

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$180 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, Continental, Jan. 14, 1779 $35 Choice Crisp Uncirculated

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Colonial Currency, NY March 9, 1780 Receipt for Five Bundles New York Currency

August 27, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

$1,200 (starting bid)

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