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About Uncirculated CC-1 $1 Continental Currency Note Featured in May CCO Auction

By Christopher Dahncke, Paper Money Researcher & Cataloger

Author: Chris Dahncke / Thursday, May 12, 2022 / Categories: Paper Money of the Week

Our May U.S. Currency Collectors Choice Online Auction is available at StacksBowers.com for viewing and bidding. We are offering a nice array of Colonial and Continental Currency in this sale, including lot 91012, a CC-1 Continental Currency May 10, 1775 $1 in PMG About Uncirculated 50.

This issue represents the first Continental currency note and first United States government $1 bill. The emblem on the face shows a weighted bowl on an acanthus plant. The motto is DEPRESSARESURGIT, which Newman translates as "though crushed it recovers." The PMG population is one graded at this level with five finer.

We are currently taking consignments for our monthly auctions. To consign your U.S. paper money and world paper money to a future sale, contact a consignment specialist at 800-458-4646 or visit StacksBowers.com. For more information on viewing lots or for assistance in registering to bid, email your inquiry to: [email protected] .