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The Greysheet Catalog (GSID) of the Issue of July 2, 1780 series of Rhode Island Colonial Currency in the U.S. Currency contains 8 distinct entries with CPG® values between $101.00 and $650.00.
£39,000 ($130,000) in legal tender Bills of Credit payable in Spanish milled Dollars by Dec. 31,1786 with 5% interest was authorized by July 24, 1780 (not July 2, 1780 as appears on bills) and Mar. 1781 Acts pursuant to Continental Congress Resolution of Mar. 18, 1780 guaranteeing payment and making amount issued dependent upon the amount of Continental Currency exchanged at $40 (old) for $1 (new). Face in black and back in red and black. Printed by Hall & Sellers in Philadelphia on paper watermarked CONFEDE on one line and RATION below. The face border cuts and back cuts surrounding the emblems were engraved by Henry Dawkins, a former counterfeiter for the British. Border cuts and emblems on backs were from Jan. 14,1779 issue of Continental Currency. Sometimes endorsed on the face “Int. Pd. one Yr.” Printed in red ink and sometimes handwritten in black ink. Interest was required to be calculated from April 1, 1781 because the bills were not issued until Jan. 1, 1781. The guaranty on the back is sometimes unsigned because many bills were liberated from the unissued supply. The Resolve of June 1788 required their exchange for the May 1786 issue. Signers were Metcalfe Bowler, Adam Comstock. Caleb Harris, and Thomas Rumreill. The guaranty was signed by Jonathan Arnold or Joseph Clarke.

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  Issue of July 2, 1780 Value Range Favorite
Issue of July 2, 1780 Value Range  
Jul 2, 1780 $1 Rhode Island (Fr. RI282)
$101.00
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$553
$101.00 - $553
Jul 2, 1780 $2 Rhode Island (Fr. RI283)
$115.00
-
$520
$115.00 - $520
Jul 2, 1780 $3 Rhode Island (Fr. RI284)
$135.00
-
$650
$135.00 - $650
Jul 2, 1780 $4 Rhode Island (Fr. RI285)
$101.00
-
$585
$101.00 - $585
Jul 2, 1780 $5 Rhode Island (Fr. RI286)
$101.00
-
$488
$101.00 - $488
Jul 2, 1780 $7 Rhode Island (Fr. RI287)
$101.00
-
$520
$101.00 - $520
Jul 2, 1780 $8 Rhode Island (Fr. RI288)
$101.00
-
$455
$101.00 - $455
Jul 2, 1780 $20 Rhode Island (Fr. RI289)
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Greysheet Catalog Details

The Greysheet Catalog (GSID) of the Issue of July 2, 1780 series of Rhode Island Colonial Currency in the U.S. Currency contains 8 distinct entries with CPG® values between $101.00 and $650.00.
£39,000 ($130,000) in legal tender Bills of Credit payable in Spanish milled Dollars by Dec. 31,1786 with 5% interest was authorized by July 24, 1780 (not July 2, 1780 as appears on bills) and Mar. 1781 Acts pursuant to Continental Congress Resolution of Mar. 18, 1780 guaranteeing payment and making amount issued dependent upon the amount of Continental Currency exchanged at $40 (old) for $1 (new). Face in black and back in red and black. Printed by Hall & Sellers in Philadelphia on paper watermarked CONFEDE on one line and RATION below. The face border cuts and back cuts surrounding the emblems were engraved by Henry Dawkins, a former counterfeiter for the British. Border cuts and emblems on backs were from Jan. 14,1779 issue of Continental Currency. Sometimes endorsed on the face “Int. Pd. one Yr.” Printed in red ink and sometimes handwritten in black ink. Interest was required to be calculated from April 1, 1781 because the bills were not issued until Jan. 1, 1781. The guaranty on the back is sometimes unsigned because many bills were liberated from the unissued supply. The Resolve of June 1788 required their exchange for the May 1786 issue. Signers were Metcalfe Bowler, Adam Comstock. Caleb Harris, and Thomas Rumreill. The guaranty was signed by Jonathan Arnold or Joseph Clarke.

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