Continental Currency One-Sixth of a Dollar 1776 “Fugio Note,” Spelled “CURRENCEY”
$1/6 Fugio Fractional Note Continental Congress. February 17, 1776.
Plate B. Signed by Phillip Kinsey. Imprint of Hall and Sellers. Face and back motifs created by Franklin. Face emblem, at right, sundial with blazing sun shining, FUGIO in left circular border, MIND YOUR BUSINESS in the exergue. Border cuts on all sides with obligation in left center. Back with interlocked thirteen link chain with names of the first colonies, this encircling rayed central motto WE ARE ONE within circular border with AMERICAN CONGRESS. These powerful Franklin inspired motifs created from his early Poor Richard’s almanacs. Fractional denomination notes, $1/6 to $2/3, are the only ones seen in the entire Continental Congress series. They are fractional Continental Dollar notes utilizing the Franklin’s Fugio design.