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    October 10, 1771

    An emission of £12,000 in in bills of credit as Treasury Notes payable in lawful money by October 10, 1773 without interest. Previous emissions had offered interest at redemption. Printed in New London by Timothy Green II with engraved borders and typeset text. (This Green is the first cousin once removed of Timothy Green Jr., who had printed currency for Connecticut until his death on October 3, 1763). The front of each note shows the seal of the colony with three grape vines and a hand that points to the right on some denominations and to the left on others. The scroll carries the abbreviated motto "QUI TRAN SUST" sometimes lacking the final N or final T (What is transplanted survives). In the border is: "SIGILLUM : COLON : CONNECTICENSIS" (Seal of the Colony of Connecticut). This form of the seal was on every emission from 1755 -1780. The October 1771 emission was signed and numbered in red ink and usually slash or hole canceled upon redemption. Denominations in this issue were: 2s6d, 5s, 10s, 20s and 40s.

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    5s                   Serial Number: 2067                 CT 10/10/71

    Signers: William Pitkin, Benjamin Payne and Elisha Williams.

    Size: 90 x 72mm (front border design: 87 x 69mm; back border design: 71 x 52mm).

    Comments: The signatures and numbering are in faded red ink. The hand in the state arms points to the left. Slash cancel. Also, there is some old collector tape on the back of the note.

    Provenance: Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment from the EANA mail bid auction of 11/1/97, lot 336.