Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1760 3 Pounds

Accession Number TP.2000.017.029

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Bill of Credit value three pounds

 

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 ½” (9 cm)

 

Description:

Typeset Bill of Credit issued by North Carolina with borders on all four sides; printed inscription in bottom and side borders: “Death to counterfeit.” Printed inscription: 60 s.  No 349 or 549   iii. £ / THIS Bill of Three pounds, shall/ pass current in all Payments, as Proclama-/tion Money, within the Province of North Ca/rolina, according to Act of Assembly passed the/ 14th of July 1760./ iii £ Death to counterfeit.  3 l.” Ink signatures on obverse: “John Starkey” “Jno Swann,”/ “Saml Swann” and “Lewis DeRosset.” Ink inscription on reverse: “fr mercer/ to bus fild [sic],” “Sam Wiggins to B C,” and “W Gibbs.” 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.

 

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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