New York: April 2, 1759
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    New York Currency

    April 2, 1759

    An emission of £100,000 in legal tender bills of credit. Engraved border cuts with the seal of the City of New York. Printed by William Weyman in New York City on thin paper. Denominations issued: £2, £5 and £10.


    £5                   Serial Number: 6500                 NY 04/02/59

    Signers: Nathaniel Marston, Andrew Barclay, John Morin Scot

    Size: 61 x 102 mm (border dimensions: 57 x 94mm; the back is blank).

    Comments: Signed and numbered in brown ink. In the top center of the bill there is a picture of a pound weight with a Roman numeral 'V' superimposed. The seal of the City of New York appears on the right front, note that the denomination under the seal is printed backwards V £:. This is the first issue in this series of bills with the serial numbers placed at the top. Click here to view the blank back.

    Provenance: Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment from the EANA mail bid auction of 04/20/96, lot 508.