North Carolina: December 1768
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An emission of £20,000 in public treasury bills of credit as Proclamation Money payable after June 10, 1772. The notes were typeset by James Davis in Newbern, North Carolina. Denominations issued were: 2s6d, 5s, 10s, 20s, 40s, £3 and £6
2s6d Serial Number: 740 NC 12/68
Signers: Thomas C. Howe, Lewis De Rosset, James Hasell, Richard Caswell.
Size: 69 x 91mm (front border design: 65 x 85mm; back blank).
Comments: Signed and numbered in a faded brown ink, the two signatures on the left are very light. The bill is printed solely from type. There are two varieties of this note, one has the date 1768 at the end of the sixth line of the text while the other variety has 1768 below on a seventh line. Click here to view the blank back.
Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 2/10/2001 lot 632. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.
40s Serial Number: 1264 NC 12/68
Signers: James Hasell, Thomas C. Howe, Richard Caswell, Lewis De Rosset.
Size: 71 x 90mm (front border design: 65 x 83mm; back blank).
Comments: Signed and numbered in a faded black ink. The bill is printed solely from type. The back is blank but our example contains numerous handwritten annotations, some in black ink others in red pencil. In black: "Jaems Bagne to Gray", "Richard Martin to 55", "R. & G. W.". In red pencil: several numerals (71077 - 15515 - 31 - 3 - 162 - 331) with a faded note below.
Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 1/13/96 lot 427. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.