New Jersey: March 25, 1790
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    March 25, 1790 - Borough of Elizabeth

    An emission of small change notes issued by the Borough of Elizabeth with the printed signature of the borough clerk, Aaron Ogden. Printed by S. Kollock of Elizabethtown. Several communities and institutions issued small change notes following the copper panic of 1789, when the price of copper was devalued and few people would accept copper coins at their usual rates. Denominations issued were: 1d, 3d, 4d, 6d, and 9d.

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    3d                             NJ - Borough of Elizabeth 05/17/86

    Signer: Aaron Ogden (typeset) .

    Size: 44 x 65mm (front border design: 41 x 57mm; back border design: 42 x 58mm).

    Comments: Typeset signature of the borough clerk on the front. The typeset back includes the statement the bill was printed by S. Kollock.

    Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 04/26/97 lot 271. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.