Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1760 2 Shillings, 8 Pence

Accession Number TP.2000.017.023

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Bill of Credit value two shillings and eight pence

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Type on laid paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

1760

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 ½” (6.4 cm); OW:  2 ¾” (7.0 cm)

 

Description:

 

Typeset note issued by North Carolina with narrow borders on bottom and left edge and wider border on right edge with inscription: “Death to counterfeit.” Printed inscription: (iis. viiid.) No 2[illeg.]3  (2 s. 8 d.)/ THIS Bill of Two Shillings and/ Eight Pence, shall pass current in/ all Payments, as Proclamation Money,/ within the Province of North Caro-/lina, according to Act of Assembly/ passed the 14th of July 1760.” In bottom border: “(2 s. 8d.) Death to counterfeit  (iis. viiid.). Ink.signatures on obverse: “Jno Swann,” “Saml Swann” (very faint)/ “John Starkley” and “Lewis DeRosset.” Ink inscription on reverse:  [illegible]. Bill folded in half horizontally and 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 5,000. In all £12,000 in Bills of Credit were made legal tender under the July 14th, 1760 Act.

 

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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