Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1758 20 Shillings

Accession Number TP.2000.017.021

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Treasury note value twenty shillings

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Type on laid paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

1758

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 7/8” (7.3 cm); OW:  4” (10.2 cm)

 

Description:

Twenty-shilling Treasury note issued by North Carolina with narrow borders on all four sides. Printed inscription: “North-Carolina./ [ XX s.]  Twenty Shillings./ This NOTE shall entitle the Bearer hereof,/  to Twenty SHILLINGS Proclamation  Money, to/ be paid out of the Public Treasury, with lawful/ Interest, from the Date, to the 12th of December/ 1759; and shall be current, and a Tender in all/ Payments, according to Act of Assembly, passed/ May 4th, 1758.  Issued this [illegible] Day of June 1758./ [ 1 £ ]/ /8  John Sharkey  and T Baker Pub. Trea. (Inked-in information underlined.)  Illegible serial number in upper right corner. Ink inscriptions on the reverse: “Mr Miller/ to N A,” “from W’m Falher (?) to V,” “Robbinson to m J,” Jno Stevans to JS,” and  “Wm  Jones.”  Bill folded in half in both directions.

 

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 4,000.

 

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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