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4 Shillings Delaware Currency Dated Jan 1 St, 1776

 
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 Posted 08/02/2022  1:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Wstalcup to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all!
ok...so not a coin.. but I hope I can post anyway! :) Anyone else collect these as well? its really interesting, because who knows.. maybe George Washington once bought a beer with this! LOL.. Also my direct ancestor lived in Delaware back then and he fought for us in 2 battles in the Revolution! Maybe he had used these shillings as well to buy some ammo to shoot at the Brits (Sorry to my fellow British coin collectors here.. but hey, you just can't tax our tea!)
Note: on the back it says "To Counterfeit is Death"... they sure didn't play around back then!
Anyway, thanks for looking!

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 Posted 08/02/2022  1:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice. Always wanted a colonial note, maybe someday.
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 Posted 08/02/2022  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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not a coin.. but I hope I can post anyway!


Of course you can, but I think this subforum is a better home for your thread.
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 Posted 08/02/2022  2:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF!

Quite fascinating! The first thing on the note that caught my eye was the word "Death."

While counterfeiting no longer carries a death sentence, it is a class C Felony.

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Under federal law, counterfeiting is a class C felony, punishable by up to 12 years in prison and/or a fine of as much as $250,000. State laws also establish penalties for counterfeiting.
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 Posted 08/02/2022  5:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice note, and

I don't have any colonial currency in my collection, but I do enjoy looking at them!
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 Posted 08/02/2022  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like Colonial notes because of how long they've survived. I've never collected them because I don't find the designs used attractive and most of them are difficult to read. Historically speaking, they're amazing, they're just not my cup of tea. Cool note.
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Here is the relevant page from Eric Newman's Early Paper Money of America 3rd edition Page 101, and what he has to say about it. A great piece of our countries history!

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 Posted 08/14/2022  1:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wstalcup to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone for looking and the great comments!
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 Posted 08/14/2022  6:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Always wanted a colonial note, maybe someday.

A colonial note is on my want list, never pulled the trigger. I find them primitive and attractive. Your note is very neat, thanks for sharing!
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 Posted 08/14/2022  6:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jimjumper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I did a short article recently for my club newsletter about a Ming note. This is what the note has on it about counterfeiting.
"Authorized by the Department of Finance, this bank note has the same function of coins, those who use counterfeit bank notes will be beheaded, the whistle-blower will be rewarded 250 Liang silvers plus all the properties of the criminal. The third year of Hong Wu period."#8232;
Ouch!
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