Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1761 40 Shillings

Accession Number TP.2000.017.038

 

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:

1761

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 7/8” (7.2 cm); OW:  3 1’2” (9.0 cm)

 

Description:

Typeset Bill of Credit issued by North Carolina with borders on the sides and bottom, each with the denomination and inscription “Death to counterfeit.” Printed inscription: North Carolina.  No 501/ [II £.] forty shillings,/ Proclamation Money, according to Act/ of Assembly, passed the 23d of April/ 1761/ (40 s) Death to counterfeit  (2 l.)” Ink signatures on the face of the bill: Samuel Swann, Lewis DeRosset,/ John Swann and John Starkey. Ink inscriptions on reverse: “W Rowand to Cap/ kinet,” “C to HM,” “Joomer (?) to OK” “£390.16.8”  and others illegible. Bill has two vertical folds.

 

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. Bill has occasional characters inserted in the borders to foil counterfeiting.

 

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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