Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1771 10 Shillings

Accession Number TP.1986.036.001

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Debenture Bill value ten shillings

 

Maker

[James Davis, printer]

 

Material

Laid paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, [New Bern]

 

Date:

1771

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 1/8” (5.3 cm); OW: 3 ¾” (9.3 cm)

 

Description:

Engraved  ten-shilling Debenture Bill issued by North Carolina; wide border on left side and vignette of ship in lower left corner. Main text: “10s. TEN SHILLINGS No 3642/ The Province of North Carolina is/ indebted to the Possessor hereof Ten/ Shillings proc. Money to be paid-/ out of the Public Treasury accord-/ ing to Act of Assembly passed Dec. 1771” Ink signatures: “Lewis De Rosset”/ “Rutherfurd” and “John Har[vey].” Ink inscriptions on reverse: only partially legible.

 

Donor:

Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Ross

 

Relation:

 

 

Comments:

£60,000 in Debenture Bills issued pursuant to the December 1771 Act and payable in Proclamation Money. Bill issued in series of 10,000

 

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: August 19, 2009

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