Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1759 20 Shillings

Accession Number TP.2000.017.022

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Treasury note value

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Type on laid paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

1758/59

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 ¾” (7.0 cm); OW:  2 ¾” (7.0 cm)

 

Description:

Typeset note issued by North Carolina with and narrow borders on the top, bottom and right edge of the note. Printed inscription: “North Carolina. [No. 125 ]/ ( XX s.) ONE POUND/ This NOTE shall intitle [sic] the Bearer to/ Twenty Shillings, Proclamation Money,/ to be paid out of the Public Treasury, with / Interest, at the rate of Six per Cent , from the /Date hereof, to the/ Tenth Day of June,  in the/ Year of our Lord, 1761, according to an Act/ of Assembly, passed at Edenton the 22d Day/ of December, 1758.// Dated this 20th Day of novr1759// To be a lawful Tender in all payments what-/ever, at Par with Proclamation Bill Money/  T Barker/ Pub. Treas/ 2/ .

Several ink inscriptions on reverse: “FG,” “Mr Ward,” “Thos Ames” and others less legible. Bill is folded in half both ways.

 

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:

Notes totaling £4,000 issued in denomination of 10 s, 20s (£1) in two varieties and 40s (£2).

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.”

 
 

Images scanned by Dean Knight
Text prepared by Nancy Richards and Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Last edited: November 20, 2014

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