Continental dollar


Definition of Continental dollar

1 : a one-dollar currency note issued by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution
2 : one of a series of early American pattern dollar-size coins struck in England in pewter, silver, and brass and bearing on the obverse the legend "Continental Currency" and the date 1776

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First Known Use of Continental dollar

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Continental dollar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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