New Jersey: April 12, 1760
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    New Jersey Currency

    April 12, 1760

    An emission of £45,000 in bills of credit for military expenses against the French issued as the eleventh war issue. This currency was designated with its equivalent in silver and was designated as legal tender until November 1, 1773 and became invalid on May 1, 1774. Printed by James Parker in Woodbridge. front of the bills of 15s and under are in black while the three highest denominations are in red and black print. 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: 1s, 18d, 3s, 6s, 12s, 15s, 30s, £3 and £6.

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    £6                 Serial Number: 996                 NJ 04/12/60

    Signers: Samuel Nevill, Samuel Smith, Daniel Smith, Jr.

    Size: 54 x 102mm (outside dimensions of back border on front: 50 x 99mm; outside borders trimmed at the top on back -- inside dimensions of back borders: 40 x 78mm).

    Comments: Signed and numbered in brown ink. British arms in lower left of front. Paper contains blue threads and mica flakes. Nature print of a sage leaf on back with an ornamental border design. Handwritten pen notation on the back near the top of nature print reads "383".

    Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 12/02/95 lot 468. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.