Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC c1754 4 Shillings

Accession Number TP.2000.017.010

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, value four shillings

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Ink on laid paper

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

After 1754-03-09

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 5/8” (6.7 cm); OW:  5 ¼” (13.3 cm)

 

Description:

Engraved four-shilling note issued by North Carolina. Printed from engraved copper plate with scrolled leafage border on left edge and monogram in a circle on lower left corner. Printed inscription: “North Carolina./ iv s. Four Shillings./ Proclamation Money according to Act of / Assembly pass’d ye 9th of March 1754.” Bill is numbered in ink in upper right corner: “____.” Signed in ink on obverse:  “Sam Swann,” “Jn [John] Swann,”/ “Lewis De Rosset.” In ink on reverse:  “from __ Manh__/ to LH.” Bill was folded in half.

 

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 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: November 20, 2014

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