Comment: Yes, they issued Continentals

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Yes, they issued Continentals

Yes, they issued Continentals to the point that the value of the colonies paper currency became worth 1/1,000th of its original face value by the end of the war. That's Scrip for you!

As far as waging the War goes, the French outspent the Continental Congress, spending about 1.3 billion livres in support of the American Revolution against the British Crown. Congress issued $241,552,780 in Continental scrip currency, thus you can readily see where the real money came from to wage the War. So, could the War have been won without the Continental scrip, most likely.

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