Connecticut, 2 Shillings 6 Pence, 1776

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Description
One can't be too careful. This Connecticut note was falling apart when someone backed it with part of a contemporary newspaper, full of news about the war between England and France in the Caribbean. But simple glue would not suffice to mend the note. Someone carefully stitched the note again and again, covering it with an irregular but very strong reinforcement.
And it worked. The bill was later canceled and retired by means of a cut from the center to the bottom margin, and it still held together-as did the dreams of the patriots who created and kept it in circulation.
Date made
1776
maker
Connecticut
Place Made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
thread (part material)
newspaper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 90 mm x 68 mm; 3 9/16 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
NU.297844.0008
catalog number
72.122.1117
297844.0008
accession number
297844
Credit Line
Mr. Carl H. Jaeschke
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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