Craven County Digital History Exhibit

NC 1768 2 Shillings, 6 Pence

Accession Number TP.2000.017.040

 

Title

North Carolina paper currency, Debenture Bill value two shillings six pence

 

Maker

James Davis, printer

 

Material

Type on laid paper, ink

 

Origin

North Carolina, New Bern

 

Date:

1768

 

Dimensions:

OH: 2 ¾” (7.0 cm); OW:  3 ½” (9.0 cm)

 

Description:

Typeset Debenture Bill issued by North Carolina with borders all around; borders on the sides and bottom contain the denomination and inscription “Death to counterfeit.” Printed text: “North-Carolina.  [No. (missing)/ [ii s. vi d.]  two shillings/ and six pence./ THE Province of North-Carolina is in-/debted to the Possessor hereof, Two Shillings/ and Six Pence, Proclamation Money; to be paid out of the Public Treasury, on Demand, at any /Time after the Tenth Day of JUNE, 1772, ac-/cording to ACT of ASSEMBLY, passed December/ 1768.Ink signatures on obverse: Rd Caswell, Lewis De Rosset, Jas Hasell, and Thos C.. Howe. Bill folded in quarters 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:

 £20,000 in Debenture Bills payable in Proclamation Money after June 10 1772 as authorized by the December 5 1768 Act of the Assembly. Bills were issued in denomination of 2s6d (two series differing slightly in layout of text), 5s, 10s, 20s, 40s, £3 and £5.

 

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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