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This six shilling paper currency was issued on 25 March 1776, just prior to the Declaration of Independence. An emission of £100,000 in bills of credit had been planned since 10 May 1768, but never achieved consent from the king. This was finally issued as proclamation money on the outbreak of the revolution. They were made legal tender on 20 September 1776 and finally recalled by 1 January 1780. It was printed by Isaac Collins and bears ‘To counterfeit is Death’ on the verso. One of its security features is a nature printed sage leaf. The paper contains mica flakes and is watermarked ‘New Jersey’. Denominations printed were: 1s., 18d., 3s., 6s., 12s., 15s., 30s., £3, and £6. This 6 shilling note is signed by J. Johnston, Robert Smith, and Joseph Smith.

New Jersey Six Shillings

Burlington, 1776
61 x 102 mm., printed in red and black, in good condition.
Stock number: 10835
$ 950
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