How much are my U.S. Continental Currency worth?

About Continental Currency

Continental currency was authorized on May 10, 1775 in a session of the Continental Congress and became the first federally issued paper money, predating the official birth of the United States by more than a full year. Continental currency is particularly historic because its issuance helped finance the American Revolution, which spanned from 1775 through 1783 and secured the United States as an independent nation. The notes were styled after Pennsylvania notes in use at that time and printed by Hall and Sellers in Philadelphia on thick rag paper with mica flakes and blue fibers manufactured by Ivy Mills in nearby Chester, Pennsylvania.

The notes, which did not bear interest, were promises to pay the bearer and circulated alongside colonial paper currency issued by the individual colonies. While the notes promised payment to their bearers and were redeemed with the taxes collected by the individual colonies, the notes became virtually worthless after runaway inflation set in, causing many in the public to lose confidence in paper currency, giving rise to the phrase "not worth a Continental." The dramatic devaluation of Continental currency did little to instill public confidence in paper currency, which the United States would not print again until the start of the Civil War in 1861.



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1775 $1 CC1

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1775 $2 CC2

sample image for 1775 $2 CC2

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1775 $3 CC3

sample image for 1775 $3 CC3

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1775 $4 CC4

sample image for 1775 $4 CC4

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1775 $5 CC5

sample image for 1775 $5 CC5

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1775 $6 CC6

sample image for 1775 $6 CC6

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1775 $7 CC7

sample image for 1775 $7 CC7

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1775 $8 CC8

sample image for 1775 $8 CC8

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1775 $30 CC10

sample image for 1775 $30 CC10

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1775 $1 CC11

sample image for 1775 $1 CC11

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1775 $2 CC12

sample image for 1775 $2 CC12

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1775 $3 CC13

sample image for 1775 $3 CC13

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1775 $4 CC14

sample image for 1775 $4 CC14

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1775 $5 CC15

sample image for 1775 $5 CC15

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1775 $6 CC16

sample image for 1775 $6 CC16

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1775 $7 CC17

sample image for 1775 $7 CC17

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1775 $8 CC18

sample image for 1775 $8 CC18

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1776 $1/6 CC19

sample image for 1776 $1/6 CC19

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1776 $1/3 CC20

sample image for 1776 $1/3 CC20

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1776 $1/2 CC21

sample image for 1776 $1/2 CC21

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1776 $2/3 CC22

sample image for 1776 $2/3 CC22

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1776 $1 CC23

sample image for 1776 $1 CC23

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1776 $2 CC24

sample image for 1776 $2 CC24

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1776 $3 CC25

sample image for 1776 $3 CC25

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1776 $4 CC26

sample image for 1776 $4 CC26

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1776 $5 CC27

sample image for 1776 $5 CC27

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1776 $6 CC28

sample image for 1776 $6 CC28

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1776 $7 CC29

sample image for 1776 $7 CC29

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1776 $8 CC30

sample image for 1776 $8 CC30

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1776 $1 CC31

sample image for 1776 $1 CC31

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1776 $2 CC32

sample image for 1776 $2 CC32

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1776 $3 CC33

sample image for 1776 $3 CC33

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1776 $4 CC34

sample image for 1776 $4 CC34

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1776 $5 CC35

sample image for 1776 $5 CC35

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1776 $6 CC36

sample image for 1776 $6 CC36

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1776 $7 CC37

sample image for 1776 $7 CC37

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1776 $8 CC38

sample image for 1776 $8 CC38

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1776 $2 CC39

sample image for 1776 $2 CC39

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1776 $3 CC40

sample image for 1776 $3 CC40

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1776 $4 CC41

sample image for 1776 $4 CC41

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1776 $5 CC42

sample image for 1776 $5 CC42

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1776 $6 CC43

sample image for 1776 $6 CC43

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1776 $7 CC44

sample image for 1776 $7 CC44

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1776 $8 CC45

sample image for 1776 $8 CC45

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1776 $30 CC46

sample image for 1776 $30 CC46

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1776 $2 CC47

sample image for 1776 $2 CC47

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1776 $3 CC48

sample image for 1776 $3 CC48

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1776 $4 CC49

sample image for 1776 $4 CC49

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1776 $5 CC50

sample image for 1776 $5 CC50

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1776 $6 CC51

sample image for 1776 $6 CC51

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1776 $7 CC52

sample image for 1776 $7 CC52

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1776 $8 CC53

sample image for 1776 $8 CC53

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1776 $30 CC54

sample image for 1776 $30 CC54

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1777 $2 CC63

sample image for 1777 $2 CC63

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1777 $3 CC64

sample image for 1777 $3 CC64

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1777 $4 CC65

sample image for 1777 $4 CC65

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1777 $5 CC66

sample image for 1777 $5 CC66

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1777 $6 CC67

sample image for 1777 $6 CC67

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1777 $7 CC68

sample image for 1777 $7 CC68

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1777 $8 CC69

sample image for 1777 $8 CC69

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1777 $30 CC70

sample image for 1777 $30 CC70

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1778 $4 CC71 Yorktown

sample image for 1778 $4 CC71 Yorktown

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1778 $5 CC72 Yorktown

sample image for 1778 $5 CC72 Yorktown

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1778 $6 CC73 Yorktown

sample image for 1778 $6 CC73 Yorktown

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1778 $7 CC74 Yorktown

sample image for 1778 $7 CC74 Yorktown

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1778 $8 CC75 Yorktown

sample image for 1778 $8 CC75 Yorktown

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1778 $5 CC79

sample image for 1778 $5 CC79

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1778 $7 CC80

sample image for 1778 $7 CC80

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1778 $8 CC81

sample image for 1778 $8 CC81

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1778 $20 CC82

sample image for 1778 $20 CC82

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1778 $30 CC83

sample image for 1778 $30 CC83

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1778 $40 CC84

sample image for 1778 $40 CC84

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1778 $50 CC85

sample image for 1778 $50 CC85

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1778 $60 CC86

sample image for 1778 $60 CC86

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1779 $1 CC87

sample image for 1779 $1 CC87

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1779 $2 CC88

sample image for 1779 $2 CC88

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1779 $3 CC89

sample image for 1779 $3 CC89

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1779 $4 CC90

sample image for 1779 $4 CC90

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1779 $5 CC91

sample image for 1779 $5 CC91

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1779 $20 CC92

sample image for 1779 $20 CC92

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1779 $30 CC93

sample image for 1779 $30 CC93

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1779 $35 CC94

sample image for 1779 $35 CC94

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1779 $40 CC95

sample image for 1779 $40 CC95

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1779 $45 CC96

sample image for 1779 $45 CC96

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1779 $50 CC97

sample image for 1779 $50 CC97

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1779 $55 CC98

sample image for 1779 $55 CC98

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1779 $60 CC99

sample image for 1779 $60 CC99

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1779 $65 CC100

sample image for 1779 $65 CC100

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1779 $70 CC101

sample image for 1779 $70 CC101

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1779 $80 CC102

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