North Carolina: April 23, 1761
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North Carolina Currency
April 23, 1761
An emission of £20,000 in bills of credit made legal tender at the Proclamation Money rate. The notes were typeset by James Davis in Newbern, North Carolina. Denominations issued were: 4d, 6d, 8d, 1s, 2s, 2s6d, 3s, 4s, 5s, 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 40s, £3 and £3.
20s Serial Number: 5246 NC 04/23/61
Signers: John Swann, Samuel Swann, John Starkey, Lewis De Rosset.
Size: not available.
Comments: Signed and numbered in brown ink. The bill was printed from type and has a blank back.
Courtesy of Early American Numismatic Auctions, Inc. Images used with permission from their on-line auction catalog for the auction of April 20, 1996, lot 522.
40s Serial Number: 761 NC 04/23/61
Signers: Samuel Swann, John Swann, Lewis De Rosset, John Starkey.
Size: 57 x 84mm (front border design: 82 x 55mm; back blank).
Comments: Signed and numbered in brown ink. The bill was printed with typeset borders. The blank back with handwritten annotations as follows: F. Smith, George Hooker, John Erwin, To 49, W.H. and calculations near the edge of the note using the following numbers 250 . 8/ - 10 ; 148 (?) 1 . 9 . 10 ; £8. Click here to view the annotated back.
This note is in the collection of Mr. Gregory Field, who scanned and sent the image for inclusion in the exhibition.
£3 Serial Number: 578 NC 12/68
Signers: Lewis De Rosset, John Starkey, Samuel Swann and John Swann.
Size: 58 x 82mm (front border design: 80 x 56mm; back blank).
Comments: Signed and numbered in brown ink. The bill is typeset. The back is blank but our example contains numerous handwritten annotations. In brown: "From Jonathan Twane to J.T. Walker", "From Blanidsficed(?) for R.G." there are also the signatures of James Robeson, William Armstrong and the initials J. L. and R. Click here to view the annotated back.
Provenance: Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment from the EANA mail bid auction of11/16/96, lot 650