70 Dollars, South Carolina, Colonial America, 1779

70 Dollars, South Carolina, Colonial America, 1779

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Some Continental currency of the Revolutionary Period contained graphic illustrations inspired by the American colonies fighting and defeating Great Britain. On this note from 1779, America is depicted as an eagle eating the liver of the Greek god Prometheus, who represents a chained Great Britain. The eagle has become a prominent symbol of national strength on American money.
Object Name
Note
date made
1779
associated date
1779
place made
United States
associated place
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7.2 cm x 12 cm x.01 cm; 2 27/32 in x 4 23/32 in x in
ID Number
2002.0007.0372
catalog number
2002.0007.0372
accession number
2002.0007
serial number
1510
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Exhibition
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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