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Unknown Four pieces of colonial New York currency

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.05315 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York Type: Object Date: 1776, 1790 Pagination: 4 items.

Summary of Content: One "one third" note from 1776, printed by Samuel Loude. Another "one third" note from March 1776. A piece of Albany County currency worth 5 schillings from 17 February 1776. A two pence piece from 20 February 1790.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: MoneyCoins and CurrencyRevolutionary War

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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