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Levy, Benjamin (d. 1809) [Signed thirty dollar Contintental bill, no. 54504]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.500.02 Author/Creator: Levy, Benjamin (d. 1809) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Printed document signed Date: 1777 Pagination: 1 p. ; 7.3 x 9.5 cm.

Summary of Content: United States currency note worth "thirty Spanish milled dollars or the value thereof in gold or silver." Cosigned by Thomas Donnellan, and numbered 54504, possibly in Levy's hand. Reverse states it was printed by Hall and Sellers.

Background Information: Benjamin Levy was a Jewish merchant from Philadelphia who loaned significant amounts of money to the Continental congress during the American Revolution.

People: Levy, Benjamin, -1809
Donnellan, Thomas, fl. 1777

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: JudaismRevolutionary WarCoins and CurrencyFinance

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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