New York: October 20, 1792
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    October 20, 1792 - Lansingburgh Museum

    An emission of small change notes issued by the Lansingburgh Museum, a library and educational institution in Rensselear county. These notes were issued by a resolve of the museum and were pledged to be accepted by 27 merchants throughout the county. The notes contain the printed signature of the museum's treasurer James Dole and were printed by Tiffany and Wands. Several communities and institutions issued small change notes following the copper panic of 1789, when the price of copper was devalued and few people would accept copper coins at their usual rates (see the previous emission for further details). Denominations issued were: 1d, 2d, 3d and 4d.


    3d                             NY-Lansingburgh Museum 10/20/92

    Signer: James Dole (typset) .

    Size: not available

    Comments: Typeset signature of the museum treasurer on the front. Image of the back is not available. The typeset back includes the statement the note was printed by Tiffany and Wands.

    Courtesy of Early American Numismatic Auctions, Inc.   Images used with permission from their on-line auction catalog for the auction of April 20, 1996, lot 520.