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Early Paper Money of America / Continental Currency / 1777 February 26

$5,000,000 in Continental Currency was authorized by the Resolution passed Feb. 26, 1777 in Baltimore where the Continental Congress met from Dec. 20, 1776 to Feb. 27, 1777 because Philadelphia was occupied by British forces. Known as the Baltimore issue and in the same style as the previous issue except that Philadelphia was eliminated on the back as the place of printing. Yet the bills could have been partly or entirely printed in Philadelphia because the Continental Congress was able to reconvene in that city on March 4, 1777 and the return of the printers was prompt. Counterfeit detector sheets are on blue paper. Signers, emblems, mottoes, and nature prints are subsequently included in this section. Continental Currency began to circulate at a discount in January 1777.

$2 [76,923] ▷DT◁
$3 [76,923] ▷DT◁
$4 [76,923] ▷DT◁
$5 B in motto appears as H [76,923] ▷DT◁ ▷CF◁
$6 [76,923] ▷DT◁
$7 [76,923] ▷DT◁
$8 [76,923] ▷DT◁
$30 [76,923] ▷DT◁ ▷CF◁

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