Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1760 40 Shillings

Accession Number TP.2000.017.028

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Bill of Credit value forty shillings

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Type on laid paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

1760

 

Dimensions:

OH: 3 1/8” (7.9 cm); OW:  3 5/8” (9.2 cm)

 

Description:

Typeset Bill of Credit issued by North Carolina with borders on all four sides with “Death to counterfeit” on the bottom and side borders. Printed inscription: “II. £.   No 187   2 l. / THIS Bill of Forty Shillings, shall/ pass current in all Payments, as Pro-/clamation Money, within the Province of/ North-Carolina, according to ACT of ASSEMBLY passed the 14th of / July 1760./ 40 s. Death to counterfeit. 40s.”  Ink signatures on obverse (very faded): ‘John Starkey,” “Jno Swann,”/ “Saml Swann” and “Lewis DeRosset.” Ink inscription on reverse:  “Wm Whitfield Jr/ £3/ Lewis Bryan/ [illegible]38.” 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 1,000. Note that crowns are inverted on bottom border.

 

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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