Connecticut Colonial Currency

Mar 17, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Featuring 39 pieces of paper currency, Connecticut Colonial Currency highlights the rare Connecticut currency in the CHS collection. This case display in the Nawrot History Nook explores the beginnings of paper money in the Colony of Connecticut, beginning with its first issue of paper currency in 1709, tracing its development through the American Revolution to its end in 1780. Created with Dr. James P. Rosen, a longtime CHS volunteer, coin collector and President of the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, the exhibit features authentic 18th-century colonial currency as well as altered and counterfeit bills from the time period.

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