Continental Currency: January 14, 1779
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    January 14, 1779...Continued

    obv rev


    $45                 Serial Number: 128,756                  CC 01/14/79

    Signers: John Read (Reed), James Dundas.

    Size: 70.5 x 92mm (front border design: 68.5 x 90mm; back border design: 63.5 x 83.5mm).

    Comments: Numbering and first signature in red ink, second signaure in black. The emblem on the front shows beehives in a shed surrounded by the motto "Sic floret Respublica" (Let the Republic flourish). The nature print on the back is of ground ivy. The paper contains blue fibers and mica flakes and is watermarked "CONFEDE / RATION" on two lines and oriented to be read from the front.

    Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 1/18/97 lot 255. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.


    obv rev


    $55                 Serial Number: 145,138                  CC 01/14/79

    Signers: Jacob Masoner, Robert A. Roberts.

    Size: 70 x 90mm (front border design: 69 x 90mm; back border design: 63 x 87mm).

    Comments: Numbering and first signature in red ink; second signature in brown ink. The emblem on the front shows the sun coming out after a storm, with the motto: "Post nubila phoebus" (After dark clouds comes the sun). Paper contains blue fibers and mica flakes and is watermarked "CONFEDE / RATION" on two lines and oriented to be read from the front. The nature print on the back is of a willow leaf and poison hemlock.

    Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 12/2/95 lot 407. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.


    obv rev


    $60                 Serial Number: 159,313                  CC 01/14/79

    Signers: Jacob Graff, Daniel Wister (Wistar).

    Size: 70 x 92mm (front border design: 68 x 89.5mm; back border design: 63 x 86mm).

    Comments: Numbering and one signature in red ink, the other signature in black ink. The emblem on the front shows a globe of the earth with a motto from Psalm 97: "DEUS REGNAT EXULTET TERRA" (God reigns, let the earth rejoice). The nature print on the back displays a willow leaf and a sprig of hemlock. The paper contains blue fibers and mica flakes and is watermarked "CONFEDE / RATION" on two lines and oriented to be read from the front. This example has three blue ink stains.

    Provenance: Donated to the University Libraries by Robert and Linda Creviston of Decatur, Illinois on September 8, 1997.


    obv rev


    $65                 Serial Number: 58,184                  CC 01/14/79

    Signers: Joseph Watkins (Jr.), Joseph Ker (Kerr).

    Size: 74 x 93mm (front border design: 69.5 x 90mm; back border design: 69 x 87mm).

    Comments: Numbering and one signature in red ink, the other signature in black ink. The emblem on the front shows a hand holding the scales of justice with the motto "FIAT JUSTITIA" (Let there be justice). The nature print on the back is a sprig of parsley. The paper contains blue fibers and mica flakes and is watermarked "CONFEDE / RATION" on two lines and oriented to be read from the front.

    Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 11/16/95 lot 507. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.


    obv rev


    $70                 Serial Number: 54,209                  CC 01/14/79

    Signers: Robert Gaither, Daniel Wister (Wistar).

    Size: 72 x 95mm (front border design: 69 x 93mm; back border design: 63 x 82mm).

    Comments: Numbering and one signature in red ink, the other signature in black ink. The emblem on the front shows a single tree with the motto: "VIM PROCELLARUM QUADRENNIUM SUSTINUIT" (For four years it has withstood the force of the storm). The nature print on the back displays a maple leaf. The paper contains blue fibers and mica flakes. It is watermarked UNITED / STATES on two lines and oriented to be read from the front.

    Provenance: Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment from the EAHA mail bid auction 12/11/99, lot 439.


    obv rev


    $80                 Serial Number: 46,801                  CC 01/14/79

    Signers: Robert Gaither and Daniel Wister (Wistar).

    Size: 72 x 96mm (front border design: 69 x 92mm; back border design: 62 x 81mm).

    Comments: Numbering and second signature in red ink; the first signature is in brown ink. The emblem on the front shows a large tree with the motto " ET IN SECULA SECULORUM FLORESCEBIT" (And it will flourish throughout the ages). The nature print on the back is a strawberry leaf. The paper contains blue fibers and mica flakes and is watermarked "UNITED / STATES" on two lines and oriented to be read from the front.

    Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 11/16/95 lot 509. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.