Olevian Numismatic Rarities
1782 Continental Army Connecticut Line Bond Issued to a Revolutionary War Soldier
Offered here is a scarce bond issued to a soldier in the Connecticut Line of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War in 1782. This bond was payable in silver, gold, or bills of credit. It was hole-cancelled after being held by the bearer and features the date issued and a handwritten record of interest payments on the reverse. The soldier's handwritten name also appears on the bond. Only a limited quantity of these bonds are known to exist today. This is an excellent opportunity to own one of the oldest bonds in United States history issued during a historically significant period. You will receive one bond similar in size, content, and quality to the one shown in the photos.
The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the former British colonies that later became the United States of America. Established by a resolution of Congress on June 14, 1775, it was created to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies in their revolt against the rule of Great Britain. The Continental Army was supplemented by local militias and volunteer troops that remained under control of the individual states or were otherwise independent. General George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the army throughout the war.
Most of the Continental Army was disbanded in 1783 after the Treaty of Paris formally ended the war. The 1st and 2nd Regiments went on to form the core of the Legion of the United States in 1792 under General Anthony Wayne, which later became the foundation of the United States Army in 1796.
The expert staff of Olevian Numismatic Rarities unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of every historic document we sell, and all signatures contained therein. A certificate of authenticity will be included with each item.
8"L x 4"W x 0.1"H
- OriginUnited States
— Includes Certificate Of Authenticity
— Housed In Archival Quality Acetate Protective Sleeve, Ready For Safe Storage, Display, Or Framing
— Dimensions: 8"L x 4"W
Please Note: The item you receive will match the quality of the one shown, but may vary slightly due to the nature of original historical documents. All corporations listed will be included but colors and styles may vary. Stocks and bonds may be neatly stamped and/or punch cancelled and are no longer negotiable. Bonds with payment coupons may have variable numbers of attached coupons remaining.
Shipping AvailabilityCanada, United States
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Ship In3-4 weeks ⓘ
Return PolicyFinal sale, not eligible for return or cancellation