Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1760 10 Shillings

Accession Number TP.2000.017.025

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Bill of Credit value ten shillings

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Type on laid paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

1760

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 7/16” (6.2 cm); OW:  3 ¼” (8.3 cm)

 

Description:

Typeset Bill of Credit issued in North Carolina with and narrow borders on the bottom with inscription “Death to counterfeit.” Printed inscription: [X s.] No 247  [10 s.]/ THIS Bill of ten shi-/llings, 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.” Ink signatures on obverse: “Saml Swann,”  “Lewis DeRosset “John Starkey” and ”/  “Jno Swann.” Bottom border: “[10 s.] Death to counterfeit  [X s.]” Ink inscription on reverse: “M” or “W” and mathematical calculation. Bill folded in half 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 2,300 in three designs.

 

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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