Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC c1754 8 Pence

Accession Number TP.2000.017.008

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, value eight pence

 

Maker

[James Davis]

 

Material

Ink on laid paper

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

Post 1754-03-09

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 3/8” (6 cm); OW:  4” (10.2 cm)

 

Description:

Engraved eight-pence note issued by North Carolina. Printed from engraved copper plate with leaf and shell border on left edge and butterfly in a circle on lower left corner. Printed inscription: “ North Carolina/ viii d Eight Pence./ Proclamation Money according to Act of/ Assembly pass’d y 9th of Mach 175[4].” Serial number is torn off the bill. Signed (faintly) in ink on obverse: “Lewis De Rosset,” “John Starkey,”/ Sam[uel] Swann” and [John Swann]. The bill was folded in quarters.

 

Donor:

Anonymous

 

Relation:

This is part of 54-piece gift of North Carolina paper currency issued between 1748 and 1771 from the same anonymous donor.

 

Comments:

The border design is one used in the 1748-issue bills. The bill was issued in a series of  20,000.

 

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: November 20, 2014

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