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Continental Currency - Patriotism in Print


Join the William Tennent House Association and Leo Shane as he presents "Continental Currency - Patriotism in Print" on Saturday, June 25th, 2022 in the Auditorium at the Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church.

Continental Currency was a form of paper money authorized by the Second Continental Congress on 10 May 1775. It was issued to pay for the Defense of the Colonies and eventually to finance the War for Independence. Denominations of Continental Currency range from One Sixth of a Dollar to $80. The different denominations were authorized at various times between 1775 and 1779. Each denomination features a patriotic vignette which reflected the status of the conflict with England at the time they were issued.

This presentation will review Continental Currency and discuss the vignettes printed on them in the context of what had happened prior to their authorization. Inspired by Benjamin Franklin and others, these notes were created to rally the Colonists to the cause of Liberty and Independence. They were truly Patriotism in Print.

Leo, who is an active member of the association, is also a member of the Colonial Coin Collectors Club and a graduate of the Bucks County Community College Historic Preservation Certificate Program.

The cost to attend is $10 per person ($12 at the door). We encourage everyone to make reservations by June 20th by going to to register online. Registration can also be made by check payable to William Tennent House Association and mailed to P.O. Box 2572, Warminster, PA 18974 along with your name, contact information and number of seats. Refreshments will be served.

Event proceeds benefit the preservation of the William Tennent House.

Event Date
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Event time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost / donation
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