organization: United States of America

  • Soon after this colonial currency was issued, it depreciated by 100 times its original value due to inflation.


  • Letter from Mordecai Sheftall to his wife, Francis.


  • Haym Salomon bank note signed by Francis Hopkinson, Treasurer of Loans.


  • Stock certificate from the Pennsylvania Property Company, signed by Robert Morris.


  • Letter from General John Taylor to Bernard Judah, remembering Samual Judah’s generous support in the struggle for independence.



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