||Continental Currency April 11, 1778 $40 Yorktown Issue Fr. CC-78. PCGS Extremely Fine 45 Apparent. This is the first $40 denomination used in the Continental series. The note's emblem with the CONFEDERATION motto and the All Seeing Eye of Providence shining on 13 stars was developed by Declaration signer Francis Hopkinson. The printing is light, as is often the case on these notes. The low serial number 50 and the right signature stand out. Noted with "Minor Staining," which is light foxing mostly confined to the border printing. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society, Heritage Auctions Internet Sale (5/2017).
(Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.) Realized $822.50. (Lot 89334)