Colonial Notes

Colonial currency is paper money that was issued in North America, prior to the Revolutionary War, while the colonies were still under Great Britain’s rule. Colonial money was first issued in 1690 by the original 13 colonies and the state of Vermont, and printed through the late 1700’s.

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DenomStateDateState NoGradePrice
20 ShillingsPennsylvania10/1/1773169AU$215
169 $20 Shillings Pennsylvania colonials
$8Rhode Island7/2/1780288AU$235
288 $$8 Rhode Island colonials
5 ShillingsPennsylvaniaMarch 20, 1771146PMG 35$365
146 $5 Shillings Pennsylvania colonials

A pleasing Choice VF PA Colonial note.  This 5 shilling example has three clear signatures, as well as pleasing red […]

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$2VirginiaMay 1, 1780172PCGS 58$485
172 $$2 Virginia colonials

Minor Mounting Remnants on Back at Right noted by PCGS.  State of Virginia $2 note with clear signatures, date and […]

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2 Shillings, 6 PenceGeorgiaOctober 16, 1786128PMG 40$4850
128 $2 Shillings, 6 Pence Georgia colonials

A beautifully signed and vividly inked piece with all the eye appeal of a Gem note. A genuinely scarce Georgia […]

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1Georgia177671PMG 50NET$3300
71 $1 Georgia colonials

A well-margined, bright piece with a deeply struck orange seal and bold signatures. A gorgeous Georgia piece.

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One Sixth of a Dollar MarylandApril 10, 177461Fine$275
61 $One Sixth of a Dollar  Maryland colonials
30 ShillingsPennsylvaniaDecember 8, 1775195PCGS 45$325
195 $30 Shillings Pennsylvania colonials
Two Shillings and Six-pencePennsylvania1775188AU$395
188 $Two Shillings and Six-pence Pennsylvania colonials