Banknote: Continental, February, 17, 1776, front
Benjamin Franklin created the designs on this banknote. The front of the bill
features a sundial with the “Fugio” legend and the “Mind Your Business” motto.
The dots in the corners of the design reflect the denomination, with one dot
designating a sixth of a dollar, two dots a third, three dots a half, and four
dots two-thirds of a dollar.
Credit: Continental, February, 17, 1776, front, National Numismatic Collection,
National Museum of American History.