This North Carolina Forty Shillings Colonial currency is dated April 4, 174_ and is an early example of currency used in colonial North Carolina. As it was exchanged it was signed by an individual involved in the transaction and this note has several signatures on what was once a blank side. The other side of the note is printed: "North Carolina No / XLS Forty Shillings / Proclamation Mony According to Act of . Assembly pass'd the 4th of April 174_". In the lower left corner is a drum, cannon, and flags encircled by a wreath and
was another way to identify the value of this particular currency as a Forty Shilling amount. This was particularly helpful to North Carolinians that could not read. Each value had a different symbol within the circle. For instance, Ten Shillings had a bird, a Twenty Six Shillings & Eight Pence had a bible and Three Pounds has a fort with flag and cannon. This currency offered in this listing has holes, tears, creases, edge damage, and is fragile. It will come in a clear acid free envelope for preservation and display, and will be a nice example to add to any early North Carolina colonial period or general currency collection.
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