Rhode Island: November 6, 1775
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Rhode Island Currency
November 6, 1775
An emission of £20,000 in legal tender bills of credit payable in five years time in lawful money. The front has three border cuts and the seal of the colony of Rhode Island as on the previous three emissions. Notes from 5s and up had three signers and typeset reverses. The lower denominations had only two signers and blank backs. Notes of 10s and above were to be redeemed by November 1, 1778. Denominations issued were: 6d, 9d, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 20s, 30s and 40s.
5s Serial Number: [faded, illegible] RI 11/06/75
Signers: John Cole, John Dexter, Joseph Clarke.
Size: 100 x 71mm (front border design: top border partially missing on our example, horizontal dimension = 67mm; back border design: top border partially missing on our example, horizontal dimension = 64mm).
Comments: Signed in brown ink, number has faded. State seal appears in left center of front. The top of our example has been torn off as well as the lower left and right corners.
Provenance: Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment from the EANA mail bid auction of 1/13/96, lot 466.