|Revere engraved currency, MS0119 DC1219|
|Hole cancelled currency, MS0047|
Though the bulk of the paper currency in our collection is from Massachusetts, we also have pieces from Rhode Island and New Jersey as well as a few pieces of Continental currency printed in Philadelphia by Hall and Sellers. The first Continental currency, referred to as Continentals, was issued in June of 1775 after a resolution was passed by the Continental Congress.
|NJ currency, MS0047|
There is much more to say about colonial currency than can fit in a blog post, so please don’t hesitate to comment with any questions and I’ll try my best to find the answer!
By Elizabeth Roscio, Library and Archives Manager