Virginia: October 16, 1780-Act for clothing the army
  • Table of Contents
  • Virginia Index

    Virginia Currency

    October 16, 1780 - Act for clothing the army

    An emission of treasury bills redeemable in specie to be printed in a quantity sufficient to purchase 1,500 hogsheads of tobacco to be used for "the more effectual and speedy clothing of the army." This emission was funded by a different act that happened to be passed on the same day as the act for the previous emission. Printed on thin laid paper with three signers. Denominations issued were: $100 (£30), $200 (£60), $300 (£90), $400 (£120), $500 (£150) and $1,000 (£300).


    $100               Serial Number: 19                VA 10/16/80

    Signers: James Turner, J. Hopkins, B. Webb.

    Size: not available.

    Comments: Numbered and signed in brown ink. Equivalencies stated on the bill are £30 or $100. An image of the back is not available.

    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 613.