New Hampshire: August 24, 1775
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    August 24, 1775

    An emission of £8,000 in indented treasury bills of credit payable in lawful money with 6% interest over a period of three different due dates. One third were due on December 20, 1776, another third on December 20, 1777 and the final portion were due on December 20, 1778. The interest was revoked by the legislature on August 22, 1775. The bills were printed in typeset with ornamental borders on thin laid paper by Daniel and Robert Fowle in Portsmouth. Numbered in red with one signer in red and another in brown or black. Denominations for this issue include: 5s, 10s, 15s, 30s and £3.


    £3                 Serial Number: 183                 NH 08/024/75

    Signers: Nicholas Gilman (in red ink), E. Thompson.

    Size: 68 x 127mm (front border design: 66 x 120mm (including two rows of typeset at indent design); back blank).

    Comments: Numbering and one signature in red ink; the other signature in a faded brown ink. This indented note is from the group due payable on december 20, 1777. There are some tears and tape on the back. The back has a contemporary annotation of "8 . 10 ." probably referring to shillings and pence. Click here to view the lightly annotated back.

    Provenance: Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment from the EANA mail bid auction of 1/17/98, lot 326.