Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1778 $10 

Accession Number TP.1986.034.001

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Bill of Credit value ten dollars

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Type on laid paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

1778

 

Dimensions:

OH:  2 9/16” (6.5 cm); OW:  3 ½” (8.5 cm)

 

Description:

Typeset  ten-dollar Bill of Credit issued by North Carolina with borders all around; top border printed “north carolina currency, on left border: Ten Dollars”and on right, “Death to Counterfeit.” Printed text: “TEN DOLLARS./ No. 15725  / State of North Carolina./  This  bill intitles [sic] the Bearer to receive/ TEN  Spanish milled DOLLARS, or the/ Value thereof, in Gold or Silver, agree-/ able to an Act of Assembly passed at Hillsborough/ the eighth Day of August, 1778.” Typeset motto in lower left corner: “Persecution the Ruin/ of Empire.” Ink signature: “J Burk”/ J Armitage.” Reverse: “TEN DOLLARS./ Printed by J. Davis/ 1778.”

 

Donor:

Stanly S. Wohl

 

Relation:

 

 

Comments:

 £850,000 ($2,125,000) in legal tender Bills of Credit authorized by Act of the Assembly on August 8,1778.

 

Bills were printed on both sides. This denomination was issued in a series of 8,000. Signers included

 

Language:

En

 

Rights:

Permission to use the photograph must be obtained in writing from Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina. It must be accompanied by the caption” From the collection of Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archive and History.”

Obverse Image
Reverse Image

Images scanned by Dean Knight
Text prepared by Nancy Richards and Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Last edited: November 20, 2014

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