Colonial Valley Collection - Complete Set


Set Type: Continental Currency, 1775-1779, Complete
Owner: Colonial Valley Collection
Last Modified: 12/23/2021
Views: 426

Rank: 1
Score: 114886
Leading by: 684
Points to Higher Rank: N/A

Set Description:
This set of Continental bills contains the first piece of early paper currency that I ever saw. It was a bill that was in my grandfather’s collection, and I can still remember studying it with awe. Please make sure the check out the CC-32 bill for the full story.

When I started collecting colonial and continental bills my primary interest was on the bills from the colonies. It was not until several years later that I started to appreciate the scarcity of continental bills, especially in AU and better grades. Since that time, I have been working to build a set of AU or better bills. The bills in this series range in rarity from R2 (500-1,250) to R5 (31-75). With the current population report, it is only possible to build 6 complete sets in any grade.

This set is made up of 92 bills in AU or better, 38 of which have received uncirculated grades. A total of 46 bills has received "EPQ" designations. Ten of the bills are "Top Pop" bills including two of the Yorktown bills. The average grade for the set is 56.2.

A full set of Continental bills contains 102 bills, and it comparable in size to a full set of Morgan Dollars which contains 97 coins, both sets have similar market values. That is where the comparison ends, a set of continental bills in AU or better is much more challenging that a set of Morgan Dollars.

PMG has only graded about 4,200 Continental bills in total, with about 1,800 in AU or better. Compare that with NGC's Population of 3.5 Million (yes Million) Morgan dollars. There are currently over 40 complete sets of Morgan dollars listed on the Collectors-Society\NGC Page, PCGS lists over 100 current complete sets!

Another way to consider the scarcity of these bills is to compare the total number of Morgan Dollars struck to the total number of Continental Currency Bill printed. The total mintage of Morgan dollars was around 657 million versus 15.9 million Continental bills. It is estimated that around 257 million Morgan dollars survive today compared with between 30,000 and 50,000 Continental Bills. No matter how you slice it Morgan dollars are hundreds or even thousands of times more common!

If you are up to the challenge, start building a complete set of Continental Currency!


Make sure to check out my other sets, including my 13-colony set. You can see all of my sets by clicking Here.

 
Slot DescriptionGradeCert NumberScore
May 10 1775 $1 CC-1  No Note
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May 10 1775 $2 CC-2  No Note
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May 10 1775 $3 CC-3AU 58 8073019-002 872
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May 10 1775 $4 CC-4  No Note
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May 10 1775 $5 CC-5  No Note
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May 10 1775 $6 CC-6AU 58 EPQ 8070960-001 911
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May 10 1775 $7 CC-7AU 58 EPQ 5010758-001 911
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May 10 1775 $8 CC-8AU 58 EPQ 8073019-004 911
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May 10 1775 $20 CC-9AU 55 8073017-001 3611
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May 10 1775 $30 CC-10  No Note
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November 29 1775 $1 CC-11AU 53 EPQ 8073019-005 645
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November 29 1775 $2 CC-12AU 53 8073019-006 615
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November 29 1775 $3 CC-13  No Note
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November 29 1775 $4 CC-1463 EPQ 8073019-007 1390
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November 29 1775 $5 CC-15AU 58 1535031-005 809
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November 29 1775 $6 CC-16AU 58 EPQ 8073019-008 847
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November 29 1775 $7 CC-17AU 58 EPQ 8073019-009 847
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November 29 1775 $8 CC-18AU 55 1135148-001 707
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February 17 1776 $1/6 CC-1963 8070958-001 1578
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February 17 1776 $1/3 CC-2064 1806122-069 1763
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February 17 1776 $1/2 CC-2162 1806122-074 1408
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February 17 1776 $2/3 CC-2262 1721876-028 1408
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February 17 1776 $1 CC-23AU 55 EPQ 8073019-010 653
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February 17 1776 $2 CC-2463 EPQ 8074290-005 1248
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February 17 1776 $3 CC-25AU 55 8073019-011 622
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February 17 1776 $4 CC-26AU 58 EPQ 5010494-001 749
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February 17 1776 $5 CC-2764 EPQ 8073019-012 1618
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February 17 1776 $6 CC-28  No Note
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February 17 1776 $7 CC-2963 1525628-006 1336
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February 17 1776 $8 CC-30AU 53 EPQ 8073019-014 645
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May 9 1776 $1 CC-3163 EPQ 8073019-015 1854
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May 9 1776 $2 CC-32VF 20 8068786-004 500
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May 9 1776 $3 CC-3363 8073019-016 1787
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May 9 1776 $4 CC-34AU 58 EPQ 8073016-003 1173
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May 9 1776 $5 CC-35AU 58 EPQ 8073019-017 1173
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May 9 1776 $6 CC-3664 8073019-018 1990
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May 9 1776 $7 CC-3764 8073016-004 1990
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May 9 1776 $8 CC-3864 8074290-007 1990
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July 22 1776 $2 CC-39XF 45 EPQ 2511023-001 623
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July 22 1776 $3 CC-40VF 30 8070118-009 442
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July 22 1776 $4 CC-41  No Note
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July 22 1776 $5 CC-42AU 55 8074287-001 894
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July 22 1776 $6 CC-4364 8073019-021 1823
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July 22 1776 $7 CC-44AU 50 8073019-022 684
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July 22 1776 $8 CC-4564 1525627-004 1823
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July 22 1776 $30 CC-46AU 50 1606387-004 684
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November 2 1776 $2 CC-47AU 58 EPQ 8073019-023 847
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November 2 1776 $3 CC-48AU 55 EPQ 8073019-024 741
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November 2 1776 $4 CC-49AU 55 8073019-025 707
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November 2 1776 $5 CC-50AU 50 1156509-003 532
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November 2 1776 $6 CC-5163 EPQ 8074290-009 1390
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November 2 1776 $7 CC-5264 8012798-019 1500
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November 2 1776 $8 CC-53AU 58 EPQ 8073016-006 847
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November 2 1776 $30 CC-54AU 55 EPQ 8073019-026 741
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February 26 1777 $2 CC-55XF 45 8073019-027 642
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February 26 1777 $3 CC-56AU 58 EPQ 8073019-028 1136
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February 26 1777 $4 CC-57AU 53 8074287-002 844
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February 26 1777 $5 CC-58AU 55 1180460-018 961
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February 26 1777 $6 CC-5963 5013562-009 1738
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February 26 1777 $7 CC-60AU 58 EPQ 8074290-010 1136
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February 26 1777 $8 CC-61AU 58 EPQ 8073019-031 1136
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February 26 1777 $30 CC-62  No Note
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May 20 1777 $2 CC-63AU 53 8073018-002 874
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May 20 1777 $3 CC-64AU 55 8073019-032 993
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May 20 1777 $4 CC-65VF 35 8073019-033 500
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May 20 1777 $5 CC-66AU 55 EPQ 1992190-010 1037
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May 20 1777 $6 CC-67AU 58 EPQ 1992190-009 1173
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May 20 1777 $7 CC-68AU 50 8073019-034 1194
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May 20 1777 $8 CC-69AU 55 8073019-035 1510
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May 20 1777 $30 CC-70AU 58 EPQ 8073019-036 1173
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April 11 1778 $4 CC-71AU 58 EPQ 8073016-008 2821
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April 11 1778 $5 CC-72XF 40 8073019-037 1617
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April 11 1778 $6 CC-73AU 58 8073016-009 2729
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April 11 1778 $7 CC-74AU 50 8068786-001 2010
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April 11 1778 $8 CC-75VF 20 8049966-022 1443
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April 11 1778 $20 CC-76F 15 8073019-038 1284
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April 11 1778 $30 CC-77AU 53 1992190-008 2232
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April 11 1778 $40 CC-78AU 58 8073016-010 2729
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September 26 1778 $5 CC-7963 EPQ 8073019-040 1390
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September 26 1778 $7 CC-8063 8073019-041 1336
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September 26 1778 $8 CC-81AU 55 EPQ 5010752-004 741
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September 26 1778 $20 CC-82AU 50 8017254-005 532
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September 26 1778 $30 CC-8363 1992190-007 1336
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September 26 1778 $40 CC-8464 1992190-006 1500
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September 26 1778 $50 CC-85AU 55 8070490-002 707
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September 26 1778 $60 CC-8663 8074287-005 1336
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January 14 1779 $1 CC-87AU 58 EPQ 8073019-044 1021
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January 14 1779 $2 CC-88AU 55 8073019-045 860
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January 14 1779 $3 CC-89AU 58 EPQ 8074290-012 1021
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January 14 1779 $4 CC-90AU 58 EPQ 8073019-046 1021
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January 14 1779 $5 CC-9163 8060673-008 1578
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January 14 1779 $20 CC-9264 EPQ 1888412-001 1896
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January 14 1779 $30 CC-9364 8073019-047 1598
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January 14 1779 $35 CC-9463 8074290-014 1425
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January 14 1779 $40 CC-95AU 58 EPQ 8073019-048 911
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January 14 1779 $45 CC-9664 1992190-004 1598
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January 14 1779 $50 CC-9763 EPQ 8073019-049 1482
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January 14 1779 $55 CC-98AU 58 EPQ 8073019-050 911
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January 14 1779 $60 CC-99AU 55 EPQ 1143624-012 800
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January 14 1779 $65 CC-100AU 58 EPQ 8073016-011 911
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January 14 1779 $70 CC-101AU 55 1992190-003 928
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January 14 1779 $80 CC-10264 EPQ 8074290-015 2296
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