30 Shillings, New Jersey, 1776

30 Shillings, New Jersey, 1776

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 30 shilling note
Colonial America, 1776
Obverse Image: A crest in red ink and half a sun.
Obverse Text: THIRTY SHILLINGS. / NO. 3401 / THIS BILL OF THIRTY SHILLINGS PROCLAMATION, IS EMITTED BY A LAW OF THE COLONY OF NEW JERSEY, PAFFED IN THE FOURTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF HIS MAJEFTY KING GEORGE THE THIRD. / DATED MARCH 25, 1776.
Reverse Image: Line of Zodiac symbols at top, leaf in center, line of swirls along sides, line of crowns beneath leaf, flower on either end of crown row.
Reverse Text: THIRTY SHILLINGS. / 'TIS DEATH TO COUNTERFEIT. / BURLINGTON IN NEW-JERSEY, PRINTED BY ISSAC COLLINS,
Description
Currency issued by governments is protected by law. Historically money has conveyed messages to people about the consequences of counterfeiting it. This American colonial note from the 1770s plainly states the punishment for falsely imitating the legal tender at the time: “‘Tis Death to Counterfeit.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date on object
1776-03-25
date made
1776
maker
Collins, Isaac
place made
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5.7 cm x 10.2 cm x.01 cm; 2 1/4 in x 4 1/32 in x in
ID Number
2014.0016.016
catalog number
2014.0016.016
accession number
2014.0016
serial number
3401
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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