New Jersey: June 22, 1756
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    New Jersey Currency

    June 22, 1756

    An emission of £21,000 in bills of credit of which £17,500 was for military expenses against the French. This was the fourth war issue, and £3,500 was to replace worn out bills of previous issues. This currency was designated with its equivalent in silver and was designated as legal tender until June 22, 1761; it became invalid on December 22, 1761. 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 are used for all denominations with the following exceptions: the 1s and 12s have plates A-C, the 30s has plates A-D, and the £6 has no plate designation. Denominations issued were: 1s, 18d, 3s, 6s, 12s, 15s, 30s, £3 and £6.

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    15s                  Plate A                  Serial Number: 2251                 NJ 06/22/56

    Signers: John Smyth, Hugh Hartshorne, Joseph Smith.

    Size: 54 x 99mm (front border dimensions: 53 x 98mm; back border design: 51 x 80mm).

    Comments: Signed and numbered in brown ink. British arms. Denomination keyed to three crowns. Paper contains blue threads and mica flakes. Nature print of a sage leaf on back with an ornamental border design containing zodiac figures.

    Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 12/02/95 lot 466. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.