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    Delaware Currency

    May 1, 1758

    An emission of £8,000 in bills of credit for public expenses. Printed by Benjamin Franklin and David Hall in Philadelphia. The front of the bills contain the English arms with top and bottom border cuts and typeset design in the right and left margins. The reverse of the four lower denominations are blank while the four higher denominations have animal cuts above and nature prints below. Denominations printed were: 1s, 18d, 2s, 2s6d, 5s, 10s, 15s and 20s.

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    20s               Serial Number: 15,501                  DE 05/01/58

    Signers: David Hall, Thomas Clark, William Armstrong (all in red)

    Size: 88 x 68mm.

    Comments: Numbered and signed in red ink. On the front in the top left border is the number 20 printed sideways (partly faded in this example). On the front is the English arms, beside it there are four crowns keyed to denomination. The back contains a print of a lion and a nature print of assorted leaves. Printed by Benjamin Franklin and David Hall.

    Provenance: Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment from the EANA mail bid auction 04/20/96 lot 373.