2 Shillings and 6 Pence, Connecticut, 1776

2 Shillings and 6 Pence, Connecticut, 1776

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
paper money
note
date made
1776
date on object
1776-06-07
maker
Connecticut
Green, Timothy II
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.71.122.1117
catalog number
71.122.1117
accession number
297844
serial number
6236
Credit Line
Mr. Carl H. Jaeschke
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