Colonial Currency Issued By Delaware In 1776 – SOLD

A crisp note with minimal wear dated in January of 1776,


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James Adams (1725-1792) was born in Londonderry, and worked for a time in the Philadelphia printing house of Franklin & Hall.  Adams began is own shop in Wilmington, Delaware in 1761, and was that Colony’s first printer.

Having not yet declared our independence from Great Britain, the Colony of Delaware issued this note in the sum of 6 Shillings, “according to an Act of General Assembly…..passed in the 15th Year of the Reign of His Majes. Geo. the 3rd. Dated the First Day of Jan. 1776s …”  

The note was signed by John McKinly, a physician and politician from Wilmington.  He was a veteran of the French and Indian War, and first elected President of Delaware, much more.

Thomas Collins, was a planter and politician from Smyrna; an officer in the Delaware Militia during the Revolution, and as President of Delaware.

James Sykes, was a lawyer, and politician from Dover, and was a Continental Congressman.

A crisp note, with light circulation, a few minor light stains.  Collins signed in red ink and his signature is light. Otherwise, this is an excellent example of 18th currency.

USPS First Class mail  $4.00

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Weight .50 lbs