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1776 Continental Dollar. Sometime in July 1776, most probably in New York City, a distinctive new coinage, known to numismatists as the Continental Dollar, was struck in silver, brass and pewter. More than 60 survive today, of which the larger number are pewter.  The coin's distinctively American designs are attributed to philosopher, almanac writer and statesman Benjamin Franklin.

United States Silver 1776 Continental Currency coin~ no denomination.

"A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practised at Boston," print, circa 1774. #americanrevolution #bostonhistory #sonsofliberty

The Sons of Liberty: Who Were They and What Did They Do?

"A New Method of Macarony Making, as Practised at Boston," print, circa 1774

1898 edition of Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack

POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC, printed in 1732 by Benjamin Franklin. In it, Franklin used satirical cartoons to advance the cause of American Revolution. Political cartoons have been an important part of newspaper publishing ever since.

Well done is better than well said. -Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Quote about doing the work. Well done is better than well said.

General Francis Marion. Revolutionary War hero. Known as Swamp Fox, because he could navigate the swamps better than anyone. Led British Colonel Banastre Tarleton on a wild goose chase through a swamp for over 7 hours, and remained hidden.

Francis Marion known as the swamp fox because he was never caught by the loyalists. He was a very famous guerrilla warfare general. Very effective against British troops. Inspiration for Mordred

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