16 Dollar, Continental Congress, 1776

1/6 Dollar, Continental Congress, 1776

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Description
During the Revolutionary Period, American money often contained messages about unity. The image of thirteen interlocking rings on Continental money was intended to illustrate the solidarity of the thirteen colonies against the British crown.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
paper currency
note
date made
1776
date on object
1776-02-17
maker
Continental Congress
Hall & Sellers
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 cm x 6.2 cm x.01 cm; 3 5/32 in x 2 7/16 in x in
ID Number
NU.69.217.7
catalog number
69.217.7
accession number
287114
serial number
460887
Credit Line
Stack's
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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