Continental Bill of Credit

American Confederation Period
February 17, 1776
Designed by Benjamin Franklin (American, 1706–1790), Engraved by Elisha Gallaudet (American, about 1730–1805), and David Rittenhouse (American, 1732–1796), Printed by Hall and Sellers (American, 1766–1804)

Object Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Friedberg CC-22

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed with black ink on paper with mica flakes and blue thread; signed and numbered with red ink

Not On View




Paper currency


D[aniel]. Clymer?


Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse