New Jersey: April 10, 1759
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    New Jersey Currency

    April 10, 1759

    An emission of £50,000 in bills of credit as the tenth war issue. To be valid as legal tender until November 1, 1767 and to become void after May 1, 1768. Printed by James Parker. The face is in red and black with the English arms while the back is in black with a sage leaf nature print. All but the £6 come in plates A and B. Denominations issued: 6s, 15s, 30s, £3 and £6.

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    30s                 Serial Number: faded         Plate A         NJ 04/10/59

    Signers: Samuel Nevill, A. Johnston, Joseph Hollinshead.

    Size: 51 x 99mm (borders are faded and trimmed).

    Comments: British arms in lower left of front. Face printed in red and black with the zodiac sign for libra to the right of the serial number. The denomination is keyed to six crowns and half a sun. On the heavily worn back there is a nature print of a sage leaf on back with an ornamental border design. Also on the back is a handwritten pen notation near the top of nature print: "No. 47".

    Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 04/20/96 lot 482. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.