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United States, 2 Dollars, 1776


The stitches tell many stories—what material was available to mend this note, how determined the owner was to keep it in circulation, and what style of stitch was used to make the repair. Contemplate the significance that was placed on keeping this note "alive."


These notes had to be signed to be authentic. This signature by Samuel Massey verified the note as legal tender.


Legends of the Human Spirit The following objects are in this section.
United States, 2 Dollars, 1776Connecticut, 2 Shillings 6 Pence, 1776Confederacy, 1 Dollar, 1862
United States, 30 Dollars, 1776Confederacy, 5 Dollars, 1862Norfolk, Nebraska, 1 Dollar, 1933
Virginia, 15 Dollars, 1776Confederacy, 5 Dollars, 1863Pismo Beach, California, 1 Dollar, 1933
Maryland, 1 2/3 Dollars, 1775Confederacy, 10 Dollars, 1863Pismo Beach, California, 50 Cents, 1933
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