Faced with a coinage shortage, the British Colonies in North America began issuing their own paper currency in the early 1700's. These notes were denominated first in British pounds and shillings, and later in U.S. dollars. Some early issues were printed by Benjamin Franklin; some others were signed by officials who later signed the Declaration of Independence.
After independence was declared in 1776, the United Colonies, and later the United States, issued paper currency under the authority of the Continental Congress. These fascinating pieces of our colonial heritage are wonderful additions to any collection and are truly historical!
A nice crisp 3 note uncut sheet of North Carolina Colonial Currency. It is well centered with nice dark signatures and printing. This sheet includes the Two Shillings & Six Pence, One Pound and Ten Shilling issues of December 1771. There is a small pin hole on the upper margin of the top note that should be there as these sheets were affixed together by string in 50 sheet books.
Uncut sheet of 3 notes - 2 Shillings/6 Pence, One Pound, and 10 Shillings. A beautiful original sheet from a better colony!
A very scarce issue. This is the first 1785 Pennsylvania issue we have handled in several years.