Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1760 5 Shillings

Accession Number TP.2000.017.024  

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Bill of Credit value five shillings

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Type on laid paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

1760

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 5/8” (6.7 cm); OW:  3 1/8” (8.0 cm)

 

Description:

 

Typeset note issued by North Carolina with and narrow borders on  bottom and sides with inscription: “Death to counterfeit.” Printed inscription: [5 s.]  No 3574  [v s.] / THIS Bill of Five Shil-/lings, shall pass current in all/ Payments, as Proclamation Money, within/ the Province of North Carolina, according/ to Act of Assembly passed the 14th of/ July 1760.”/ “(V s.) Death to counterfeit (5s.)”  Ink signatures on obverse: “Jno Swann,” “Saml Swann”/ “John Starkley” and “Lewis DeRosset.” 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 4,000 notes. One unusual feature of the five shilling notes is that the crown motif at the bottom of the note is inverted.

 

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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