Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC c1754 1 Shilling

Accession Number TP.2000.017.009

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, value one shilling

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Ink on laid paper

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

Post 1754-03-09

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 ½” (6.4 cm); OW:  3 ¾” (9.6 cm)

 

Description:

Engraved one-shilling note issued in North Carolina. Printed from engraved copper plate. Border on left edge is missing; swan in circle on lower left corner. Printed inscription: “North Carolina/ i s. One Shilling./ Proclamation Money according to Act of / Assembly pass’d ye 9th of Mach 1754.” Partial ink serial number in upper right corner: “86[missing].” Faint ink signatures: “Lewis De Rosset”/ “Sam Swann”

 

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:

Bill is reinforced by part of a page from a printed text of revisions to laws. Printed text: “and/ Repealed,/ Ch. 6, 1684.” And “Levies./ Repealed,/ and re-enac-/ ted, Chap. 7/ 1705.”

The bill was issued in a 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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