Delaware Colonial Currency Ten Shillings May 1, 1777 For Sale
Delaware Colonial Currency Ten Shillings May 1, 1777
You are offerding on a Revolutionary War-era , Ten Shilling note of Colonial Currency, issued on May 1, 1777 in Delaware.
This note is part of an issue of £25,000 in indented bills of credit according to the act of February 22, 1777 for mortgage loans. The legal tender status of this issue was discontinued on November 4, 1780. This note is part of the last issue of Colonial Currency from Delaware.
Engravings of the state heraldic shield and the border designs were cut by James Adams. This issue was printed on thick paper containing blue thread and mica flakes, some of which are still visible.
In addition to a framed bundle of wheat, the back of the note contains the text “Ten Shillings”, “To Counterfeit is Death”, and “Printed by James Adams, 1777”
There are two signatures-- John Clarke (readable in brown ink), R(ichard) Lockwood (readable but faded brown ink)
Serial Number: 66507 (faded brown ink)
Original Population: 9,800 notes
Friedberg Number: DE-91
The edges of this note are in pretty good condition, with some rounding and folding at the corners. All of the text is readable. There is some overall wear, with more specific wear along the two main creases. There are also some dampstains and other stains of unknown origin. Overall, a nice note considering its age. Please check the scans carefully.
We will be happy to combine shipping costs and to answer any questions you may have.
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