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This is a list of Continental currency banknotes, which were printed from 1775 through 1779.

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1775

DenominationObverseReverseDate
$1
Continental Currency $1 banknote obverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $1 banknote reverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
November 29, 1775 [1]
$2
Continental Currency $2 banknote obverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $2 banknote reverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
November 29, 1775 [1]
$3
Continental Currency $3 banknote obverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $3 banknote reverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
May 10, 1775 [2]
$4
Continental Currency $4 banknote obverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $4 banknote reverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
May 10, 1775 [2]
$5
Continental Currency $5 banknote obverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $5 banknote reverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
May 10, 1775 [2]
Continental Currency $5 banknote obverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $5 banknote reverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
November 29, 1775 [3]
$6
Continental Currency $6 banknote obverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $6 banknote reverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
November 29, 1775 [3]
$7
Continental Currency $7 banknote obverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $7 banknote reverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
May 10, 1775 [4]
Continental Currency $7 banknote obverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $7 banknote reverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
November 29, 1775 [3]
$8
Continental Currency $8 banknote obverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $8 banknote reverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
May 10, 1775 [4]
Continental Currency $8 banknote obverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $8 banknote reverse (November 29, 1775).jpg
November 29, 1775 [3]
$20
Continental Currency $20 banknote obverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
Continental Currency $20 banknote reverse (May 10, 1775).jpg
May 10, 1775 [4]

1776

DenominationObverseReverseDate
$16
Continental Currency one-sixth dollar banknote obverse (Plate C, February 17, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency one-sixth dollar banknote reverse (Plate C, February 17, 1776).jpg
February 17, 1776 [5]
$13
Continental Currency one-third dollar banknote obverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency one-third dollar banknote reverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
February 17, 1776 [5]
$12
Continental Currency half dollar banknote obverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency half dollar banknote reverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
February 17, 1776 [5]
$23
Continental Currency two-third dollar banknote obverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency two-third dollar banknote reverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
February 17, 1776 [5]
$1
Continental Currency $1 banknote obverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
February 17, 1776 [6]
$2
Continental Currency $2 banknote obverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $2 banknote reverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
February 17, 1776 [6]
Continental Currency $2 banknote obverse (May 9, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $2 banknote reverse (May 9, 1776).jpg
May 9, 1776 [7]
Continental Currency $2 banknote obverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
November 2, 1776 [8]
$3
Continental Currency $3 banknote obverse (May 9, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $3 banknote reverse (May 9, 1776).jpg
May 9, 1776 [7]
Continental Currency $3 banknote obverse (June 22, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $3 banknote reverse (June 22, 1776).jpg
July 22, 1776 [9]
Continental Currency $3 banknote obverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $3 banknote reverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
November 2, 1776 [8]
$4
Continental Currency $4 banknote obverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $4 banknote reverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
November 2, 1776 [8]
$5
Continental Currency $5 banknote obverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $5 banknote reverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
February 17, 1776 [6]
Continental Currency $5 banknote obverse (June 22, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $5 banknote reverse (June 22, 1776).jpg
July 22, 1776 [9]
Continental Currency $5 banknote obverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $5 banknote reverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
November 2, 1776 [8]
$6
Continental Currency $6 banknote obverse (May 9, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $6 banknote reverse (May 9, 1776).jpg
May 9, 1776 [7]
Continental Currency $6 banknote obverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $6 banknote reverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
November 2, 1776 [10]
$7
Continental Currency $7 banknote obverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $7 banknote reverse (February 17, 1776).jpg
February 17, 1776 [6]
Continental Currency $7 banknote obverse (May 9, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $7 banknote reverse (May 9, 1776).jpg
May 9, 1776 [7]
Continental Currency $7 banknote obverse (June 22, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $7 banknote reverse (June 22, 1776).jpg
July 22, 1776 [9]
$8
Continental Currency $8 banknote obverse (May 9, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $8 banknote reverse (May 9, 1776).jpg
May 9, 1776 [7]
Continental Currency $8 banknote obverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $8 banknote reverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
November 2, 1776 [10]
$30
Continental Currency $30 banknote obverse (June 22, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $30 banknote reverse (June 22, 1776).jpg
July 22, 1776 [9]
Continental Currency $30 banknote obverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
Continental Currency $30 banknote reverse (November 2, 1776).jpg
November 2, 1776 [10]

1777

DenominationObverseReverseDate
$2
Continental Currency $2 banknote obverse (May 20, 1777).jpg
Continental Currency $2 banknote reverse (May 20, 1777).jpg
May 20, 1777 [11]
$3
Continental Currency $3 banknote obverse (February 26, 1777).jpg
Continental Currency $3 banknote reverse (February 26, 1777).jpg
February 26, 1777 [12]
Continental Currency $3 banknote obverse (May 20, 1777).jpg
Continental Currency $3 banknote reverse (May 20, 1777).jpg
May 20, 1777 [11]
$4
Continental Currency $4 banknote obverse (February 26, 1777).jpg
Continental Currency $4 banknote reverse (February 26, 1777).jpg
February 26, 1777 [12]
$6
Continental Currency $6 banknote obverse (May 20, 1777).jpg
May 20, 1777 [11]
$7
Continental Currency $7 banknote obverse (February 26, 1777).jpg
Continental Currency $7 banknote reverse (February 26, 1777).jpg
February 26, 1777 [12]
$8
Continental Currency $8 banknote obverse (May 20, 1777).jpg
Continental Currency $8 banknote reverse (May 20, 1777).jpg
May 20, 1777 [11]

1778

DenominationObverseReverseDate
$5
Continental Currency $5 banknote obverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
Continental Currency $5 banknote reverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
September 26, 1778 [13]
$6
Continental Currency $6 banknote obverse (April 11, 1778).jpg
Continental Currency $6 banknote reverse (April 11, 1778).jpg
April 11, 1778 [14]
$7
Continental Currency $7 banknote obverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
Continental Currency $7 banknote reverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
September 26, 1778 [13]
$8
Continental Currency $8 banknote obverse (April 11, 1778).jpg
April 11, 1778 [14]
Continental Currency $8 banknote obverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
Continental Currency $8 banknote reverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
September 26, 1778 [13]
$20
Continental Currency $20 banknote obverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
Continental Currency $20 banknote reverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
September 26, 1778 [13]
$30
Continental Currency $30 banknote obverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
Continental Currency $30 banknote reverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
September 26, 1778 [13]
$40
Continental Currency $40 banknote obverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
Continental Currency $40 banknote reverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
September 26, 1778 [15]
$50
Continental Currency $50 banknote obverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
Continental Currency $50 banknote reverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
September 26, 1778 [15]
$60
Continental Currency $60 banknote obverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
Continental Currency $60 banknote reverse (September 26, 1778).jpg
September 26, 1778 [15]

1779

DenominationObverseReverseDate
$1
Continental Currency $1 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $1 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [16]
$2
Continental Currency $2 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $2 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [16]
$4
Continental Currency $4 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $4 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [16]
$5
Continental Currency $5 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $5 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [16]
$20
Continental Currency $20 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $20 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [16]
$30
Continental Currency $30 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $30 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [16]
$35
Continental Currency $35 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $35 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [16]
$40
Continental Currency $40 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $40 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [16]
$45
Continental Currency $45 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $45 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [17]
$55
Continental Currency $55 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $55 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [17]
$60
Continental Currency $60 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $60 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [17]
$65
Continental Currency $65 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $65 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [17]
$70
Continental Currency $70 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $70 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [17]
$80
Continental Currency $80 banknote obverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
Continental Currency $80 banknote reverse (January 14, 1779).jpg
January 14, 1779 [17]

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