JV Continental Session Set
May 9 1776

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Note Description: Continental Currency
$4 May 9, 1776 Colonial Notes
Grade: XF 40 EPQ
Country: US
Note Number: CC-34
Certification #: 1051267-002  
Owner: vtrockin1
Sets Competing: JV Continental Session Set  Score: 608
JV Continental Currency Complete  Score: 608
JV Continental Denomination Set  Score: 608
Date Added: 6/6/2009
Research: See PMG's Census Report for this Note

Owner's Description

Boarder reads: The United Colonies... The emblem on the 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 skeletonized maple fruit and is identical to to the nature print used on earlier Pennsylvania currency. Paper contains blue threads and mica flakes and has two very clear signatures.... At this time the United States was called the United Colonies and Continental Currency was the first currency printed as a united group. Its initial purpose was to help support the united colonial army.

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