New Jersey: April 8, 1762
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    New Jersey Currency

    April 8, 1762

    An emission of £30,000 in bills of credit for military expenses against the French issued as the thirteenth war issue. This currency was designated with its equivalent in silver and was designated as legal tender until November 1, 1780 and became invalid on May 1, 1781. Printed by James Parker in Woodbridge. front of the bills are in red and black print except the £6 which is in red and blue. Nature print of a sage leaf on the back. Plates A and B exist except for the 30s which had plates A-D and the £6 which had no plate designation. Denominations issued were: 12s, 15s, 30s, £3 and £6.

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    30s                  Plate A                  Serial Number: 17                 NJ 04/08/62

    Signers: Sameul Nevill, Thomas Rodman, A. Johnston.

    Size: 53 x 98mm (outside border edges trimmed on front--inside border dimensions: 33 x 78mm; back border design: 46 x 80mm).

    Comments: Signed and numbered in brown ink. British arms appear in lower left corner. Denominatin keyed with with six red crowns aligned vertically to the right of the arms. There is also a half sun image in black in the center which represents £1 1/2 (full sun = £3). Paper contains blue threads and mica flakes. Nature print of a sage leaf on back with an ornamental border design on the sides and six crowns below.

    Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 1/13/96 lot 391. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.