New York: February 17, 1776
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    New York Currency

    February 17, 1776 - Albany

    This is the second issue of personal promissory notes for the Committee of Correspondence of the City and County of Albany (the first issue was on June 22, 1755). The bills, payable in Continental Currency, were denominated in fractions of a Spanish milled dollar and were type set with a top border cut. Denominations issued were: 1s (equal to $1/8), 1s6d (equal to $1/6), 2s (equal to $1/4), 4s (equal to $1/2) and 5s (equal to $5/8).


    2s                   Serial Number: 4405                 NY-Albany 02/17/76

    Signers: Jacob Cuyler, John T. Beeckman (in red ink, faded)

    Size: 54 x 86 mm (front border design: 51 x 85mm; back blank).

    Comments: Numbered in black ink; first signature in black, second in red. Click here to view the blank back.

    Provenance: EANA mail bid auction 1/13/96 Lot 418. Purchased through the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment.