Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1758 10 Shillings

Accession Number TP.2000.017.020

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Treasury note value ten shillings

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Type on laid paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

1758

 

Dimensions:

OH: 3 1/8” (8.0 cm) ; OW:  3 15/16” (10.0 cm)

 

Description:

Treasury note issued by North Carolina with narrow borders on all four sides. Printed inscription: “NORTH-Carolina./ [ 10 s.] This NOTE shall entitle the Bearer hereof to TEN/ SHILLINGS, Proclamation Money, to be paid out of the/ Public Treasury, with lawful interest, from the Date, / to Dec. 12th, 1759; and shall be current, and a Ten-/der in all Payments, according to Act of Assembly,/ passed May 4th, 1758. Issued this  ____ Day of ____ 1758./ ( X Shill. )/ Pub. Trea. [Inked-in dates illegible.] Illegible serial number in upper right corner. Signed in ink on obverse: “John Starkey” and “T[homas] Baker.” Also “10/8d”  In ink on reverse: four mathematical calculations. Bill folded in half horizontally and in one-third vertically.

 

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 issued in a series of 2,000.

 

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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