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Wister, William (fl.1773) Five shilling note

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.226.03 Author/Creator: Wister, William (fl.1773) Place Written: Philidelphia, Pensylvania Type: Printed document signed Date: 01 October 1773 Pagination: 1 p. ; 7.2 x 8.5 cm.

Summary of Content: [Currency]. [Philadelphia], Pennsylvania: 01 October 1773. Five shilling note. Printed by Hall and Sellers. Signed by William Wister, Samuel Miles and Owen Jones, Jr. No. 24025. Historical Background: An emission of £150,000 in bills of credit to revive the loan office system. Penn family arms on the front and a cast cut of a farm scene on the back [excerpted from Jordan's "Colonial Currency."]


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Coins and Currency

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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