Five Dollars, obverse

Hall & Sellers1776

Economy Museum – Royal Coin Cabinet

Economy Museum – Royal Coin Cabinet

The continental currency five Dollar banknote is signed by Thomas Leech and John Howard. The illustration, made by Benjamin Franklin, depicts a bleeding hand trying to uproot a thorny bush and the text “Support or refrain” in Latin.


  • Title: Five Dollars, obverse
  • Creator: Hall & Sellers
  • Date Created: 1776
  • Location Created: Philadelphia, USA
  • Physical Dimensions: Width 94 mm, Height 72 mm
  • Subject Keywords: Banknote, Hyperinflation
  • Rights: CC BY
  • External Link: Economy Museum – Royal Coin Cabinet

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