New York: April 15, 1758
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    April 15, 1758

    An emission of £100,000 in legal tender bills of credit to finance the second expedition to Crown Point and to be redeemed by November 1768. Engraved border cuts with the seal of the City of New York. Printed by James Parker in New York City with a blank back made from coarse dark paper. Denominations issued: £5 and £10.


    £10                   Serial Number: 8887                 NY 04/15/58

    Signers: David Van Horne, Peter Livingston, Henry Cuyler, Jr.

    Size: 57 x 98 mm (border dimensions: 54 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 two one pound weights with a Roman numeral 'V' superimposed on each. The seal of the City of New York appears on the right front. This is the last issue in this series of bills with the serial numbers placed on the side margin. Also, this is the only emission in the series that frames the initial letter with an ornamental design. 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 507.