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Lyon, Samuel (fl. 1778) [Signed five dollar Continental bill, no. 173421]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.094 Author/Creator: Lyon, Samuel (fl. 1778) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Printed document signed Date: 1778 Pagination: 1 item 7.5 x 9.5 cm

Summary of Content: Five dollar United States currency note worth "five Spanish milled dollars or the value thereof in gold or silver." Cosigned by Robert A. Roberts, and numbered 173421, probably in his hand. Reverse states it was printed by Hall and Sellers.

Background Information: Samuel Lyon was a Jewish merchant from New York who loaned significant amounts of money to the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

People: Lyon, Samuel, fl. 1778
Roberts, Robert A., fl. 1778

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: JudaismCoins and CurrencyFinanceEconomicsRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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