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Hall & Sellers [One third of a dollar, No. 307773]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.215.03 Author/Creator: Hall & Sellers Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Printed document signed Date: 1776 Pagination: 2 p. ; 8 x 6 cm.

Summary of Content: Partly printed document signed by J. Sellers, of Hall & Sellers, Philadelphia printers. The front indicates the money was printed according to a resolution of the Continental Congress passed 17 February 1776. Underneath an icon of a sundial appears the phrase: "Mind Your Business."

People: Hall & Sellers, fl. 1776-1780

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarContinental CongressCongressFinanceEconomicsCoins and Currency

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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